OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Hawaii State Hospital in Kaneohe breaks ground for new 144-bed forensic patient facility

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

August 7, 2018


WHAT:          Groundbreaking ceremony for new Hawai‘i State Hospital

patient building.


                        Kahu Wendell Silva will preside over a traditional Hawaiian blessing

and groundbreaking ceremony for a new four-story, 144-bed, secure

forensic psychiatric facility. The new 170,000 square foot facility will

incorporate clinical best practices and create a modern therapeutic

environment. It will include patient care units, a comprehensive

rehabilitation mall, outdoor courtyards, admissions and transfer

suites, building support functions, and offices spaces within a

secured area.


In Jan. 2018, the state Department of Accounting and General

Services (DAGS) awarded a $140 million contract to a design-build

team led by Hensel Phelps, G70 and KMD to design and construct the

Hawai‘i State Hospital’s new facility.


WHO:            Governor David Ige          

                        Dr. Bruce Anderson, director, Hawai‘i Department of Health

William May, administrator, Hawai‘i State Hospital

Sen. Jill Tokuda

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Ken Ito
Kahu Wendell Silva           


WHEN:          Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.


WHERE:        Hawai‘i State Hospital, 45-710 Keaahala Road, Kāne‘ohe Hawai‘i

Upper campus (please stop at security guardhouse to obtain visitor



Media Contacts:

Janice Okubo

State Department of Health

Communications Office

Office: 808-586-4445


Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]


Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

[email protected]