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March 27, 2009, 8:10 AM HST · Updated March 27, 10:24 AM
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Hui Laulima O Hana celebrates the completion of Hana’s own Dialysis Center.The group will bless the Hale Pomaika’i Hana Community Dialysis Home on April 11th.The group began efforts to secure a dialysis center in the rural East Maui location 5 years ago. This was in an attempt to provide service to Hana patients who travel to Central Maui for the nearest treatment facility—which means a 3-4 hour round trip several times a week.

Image Courtesy: Hui Laulima O Hana

Image Courtesy: Hui Laulima O Hana

Hui Laulima says there have been more than 10 dialysis patients who have passed away within a 12 year span—the most recent of which was Rosalind Moiha in June of last year.In February, the group was met with good news as the county council unanimously approved a 20 year lease to occupy the town’s old physician’s residence home for $1 a year.

(By Wendy OSHER © 2009; Image courtesy Hui Laulima O Hana)

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