December 19, 2013|Karen B. Clarkson|Big Island Communities: News
The Next Step for North Hawaii Community Hospital
When North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) opened in 1996 it changed the lives of many residents of our community.
Before having access to care locally, we had to go to Hilo, Honoka'a, or South Kona for hospital care, which, in many cases, delayed urgently needed treatment. Having NHCH nearby it also made it possible for families to spend time with ill relatives or friends and to help in the healing process. However, as a small hospital with only 33 beds and no economy of scale, NHCH wasn't able to break even, let alone make a profit, and its future was looking dim.
Yesterday, North Hawaii Community Hospital and The Queens Health Systems (parent company of the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu) announced a new partnership that is sure to be a benefit to our local community:
The Queen’s Health Systems (Queen’s), corporate parent of The Queen’s Medical Center... Read More
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