KMC's Story

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Kahuku Medical Center is the only facility operating along Oahu’s north and north-east coastline, serving communities from Kualoa to Waimea (referred to as “Ko’olauloa”). We offer hospital inpatient, outpatient, and ancillary services. Our hospital includes 21 beds, (all private rooms), a 24 hour emergency room, Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Social Services, and Dietary.

Kahuku Medical Center is a community driven hospital, and likewise, its journey as an organization has been supported by the community. In 2007, when the KMC (then called Kahuku Hospital) was on the brink of shutting its doors, staff went door to door to gather signatures from the community to save the only emergency medical facility serving the Ko'olauloa area. Through hours of testimony at the State Capital and with the support of area legislators (especially Senator Clayton Hee and Representative Michael Magaoay), KMC eventually became an affiliate of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) in 2008.

At the end of May 2012, the Kahuku Medical Center was able to give a sigh of relief in witnessing the close of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization status. “Kahuku Hospital is glad to close the final chapter of a bankruptcy reorganization case which began in 2006,” said R. Eric Beaver, chairman of the former Kahuku Hospital Board of Directors. “The hospital successfully settled with all its creditors and was still able to make a significant donation to the Kahuku Medical Center, and we are grateful to all those who helped make this transition happen and [are] pleased that we continue to have this critical resource in our community.”

Now an affiliate of the HHSC, Kahuku Medical Center has renewed its commitment to quality care and is grateful for access to shared resources such as group purchasing and HHSC consultants. Over a three-year period, and through community and board support, KMC was able to unveil a renovation and upgrade to its Emergency Room in 2011. Over 18 donors came together to support Kahuku’s vision. KMC again recently boosted the quality of care by adding both a Hospitalist and a new group of emergency room physicians in early 2012. KMC’s priority initiatives include electronic medical records, enhanced staffing, and increasing utilization of services. “We’re focusing on quality care and ways we can grow the business to better serve our community in the years to come,” said Stephany Nihipali Vaioleti, KMC Administrator.

Thank you, our community, for your continued support of the Kahuku Medical Center!