Maui Hospital gets $2.5 Million for upgrades
Governor Linda Lingle has released $4,500,000 to the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation for improvements to state hospital facilities on Maui and O‘ahu.
On Maui, $2,500,000 will be used to finance the design, construction and equipment to upgrade the patient monitoring system at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Once the project is completed, Maui Memorial will have an upgraded telemetry system that can be used by staff to monitor and access patient data in a timely and efficient manner, regardless of where the patient is located in the hospital. The current telemetry system is over eight years old and consists of a combination of systems. The project is expected to begin immediately and be completed in August 2011.
On O‘ahu, $2,000,000 will go toward the design and construction of a new parking lot at Maluhia Hospital, a long-term care and skilled nursing center. The additional parking, which is being made possible by the availability of a remnant parcel of land resulting from the realignment of Keola Road and Kuakini Street, will enable employees to park in the new lot and help free up more visitor stalls. The new parking capacity will also free up parking on nearby streets, especially Keola Drive, where staff and visitors often park when the main lot is full. The project will be coordinated with the City’s project to realign Keola Road.
“These projects are part of our ongoing commitment to upgrade our public hospital facilities and improve the delivery of health care services, as well as ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors,” said Governor Lingle.