Blessing Commemorates Historic Maui Hospital Transfer
The Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, and Lānaʻi Community Hospital officially transferred operations from state provider Hawaiʻi Health System Corporation to Maui Health System today. The historic transfer was commemorated by staff and leadership in a private blessing ceremony at each of the three community hospital facilities.
Maui Health System will continue to operate these facilities as community hospitals and associated clinics, serving all patients,
regardless of their health insurance coverage. More than 97% of the facilities’ current staff will continue with Maui Health System, continuing their service and care for residents and visitors alike.
“Our greatest priority is the health of the community. Maui Health System is committed to delivering high-quality patient-centered, affordable health care to the people of Maui and Lānaʻi,” said Ray Hahn, hospital administrator of Maui Health System. “We are proud to invest in our people, services and facilities, with support from Kaiser Permanente’s advanced technology systems and built-in evidence-based clinical decision-making.”
Maui Health System is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente and supported by its industry-leading technology, including Kaiser Permanente’s comprehensive electronic medical record system that enables physicians and providers to view patient data in real time, making it easier for care teams to deliver coordinated care.
“The physicians, providers and clinical staff at these hospitals have served the community faithfully for many years, and we look forward to partnering with the larger medical community to advance and lead systems of care that best serve all the residents and visitors of Maui and Lānaʻi,” said David Ulin, MD, chief medical director of Maui Health System. “We’re fully committed to preserving these facilities as community hospitals and ensuring that the entire community has access to high-quality care and exceptional service.”