GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Maui Region hospitals begin historic new era of health care delivery

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU –  Kaiser Permanente affiliate, Maui Health System, has officially assumed management of the Maui Region hospitals which include Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lāna‘i Community Hospital.

The three facilities will continue to operate as community hospitals and clinics, treating patients within and outside Kaiser’s health care network. About 93 percent of the 1,500 state employees have accepted jobs with Maui Health System and will continue working at the facilities as private-sector employees.

“This is an historic accomplishment for the State of Hawai‘i, where our state administration, the Legislature, public-sector unions, the Maui Region Board of Directors, Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation leadership, and a private health care provider joined forces to ensure continued delivery of quality health care throughout the Maui Region,” said Gov. David Ige.

“Maui Health System will contribute additional assets and expertise in delivering health care to Maui’s people for many years to come. I thank the employees for their loyal service and dedication and I wish them success in their new roles with the Maui Health System,” Ige said. “This is a proud moment. In this time of uncertainty for health care across the country, the stakeholders came together, put their individual interests aside in favor of the collective interests to take on this challenging and complex transaction to ensure the best health care system possible for the people of Maui County.”

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Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov

 

Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

cindy.mcmillan@hawaii.gov