Kaiser Permanente affiliate, Maui Health System, has officially assumed management of the Maui Region hospitals which include Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lāna‘i Community Hospital.
The three facilities will continue to operate as community hospitals and clinics, treating patients within and outside Kaiser’s health care network. About 93 percent of the 1,500 state employees have accepted jobs with Maui Health System and will continue working at the facilities as private-sector employees.
“This is an historic accomplishment for the State of Hawai‘i, where our state administration, the Legislature, public-sector unions, the Maui Region Board of Directors, Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation leadership, and a private health care provider joined forces to ensure continued delivery of quality health care throughout the Maui Region,” said Gov. David Ige.
“Maui Health System will contribute additional assets and expertise in delivering health care to Maui’s people for many years to come. I thank the employees for their loyal service and dedication and I wish them success in their new roles with the Maui Health System,” Ige said. “This is a proud moment. In this time of uncertainty for health care across the country, the stakeholders came together, put their individual interests aside in favor of the collective interests to take on this challenging and complex transaction to ensure the best health care system possible for the people of Maui County.”
The facilities under Maui Health System are open to all patients regardless of health insurance coverage. Maui Health System is committed to delivering high quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and improving the health of the community. Maui Health System is supported by Kaiser Permanente’s industry-leading technology systems, evidence-based medicine and nationally recognized care quality.