Hospital Public Private Partnership Legislation Passes


HOSPITAL PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP LEGISLATION PASSES

HHSC Maui Region Grateful for Legislation for Private Partnerships.

HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Maui Region’s board and administration commended the Hawai‘i State Legislature today for the passage of House Bill 1075 Conference Draft 1. The Maui Region, consisting of Lāna‘i Community Hospital, Kula Hospital and the region’s flagship campus, Maui Memorial Medical Center, sought legislative approval to move forward with a potential private partner after being faced with consistent budget shortfalls and increasing deficits.

“We are so very grateful for the hard work of our legislators, our community and all the hands that have crafted this legislation, sought to lessen future impacts and stood with us over the last several years,” said Wesley Lo, the region’s Chief Executive Officer.

“While we still have a long road in moving forward and working with all parties involved as outlined in the legislation at the end of the day our hospitals and our county will be better because of this work,” he ended.

About HHSC Maui Region

The Maui Region of HHSC serves over 11,000 inpatients and sees over 45,000 people in the emergency room each year. With over 1,500 employees, Maui Memorial Medical Center is the only full-service, acute-care medical facility in the County, and the only hospital outside of O‘ahu providing a full range of cardiac services, including open-heart surgery and angioplasty. For more information visit MauiMemorialMedical.org.

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Wesley Lo will be available for in person interviews at the State Capitol until 9:00pm and by phone there after.

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