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Community Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Future of Lānaʻi Community Hospital

September 1, 2015, 7:21 AM HST
* Updated September 1, 7:22 AM
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Lānaʻi, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Lānaʻi, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation Maui Regional Board will host a community meeting on Lānaʻi this Wednesday, Sept. 2, to provide an update and gather input from the community about the proposed public-private partnership for the HHSC Maui Region facilities, which includes the Lānaʻi Community Hospital.

Residents are encouraged to attend and public testimony will be taken.

The meeting is scheduled to run from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Lānaʻi Senior Center on 7th Street in Lānaʻi City.

On June 10, 2015, Governor David Ige signed a bill that allows Maui Region facilities including Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lānaʻi Community Hospital to partner with a private healthcare system.

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The private-public partnership is intended to bring much needed financial support, resources and therefore better quality care and expanded services to the county of Maui.

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The Lānaʻi Community Hospital was established in 1927, and is the only hospital on the island of Lānaʻi and provides vital services as a critical access hospital and long term care facility.

The facility has 49 employees and offers around-the-clock emergency room, labs, x-ray and other medical services.

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