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Hospital Improvements

Thanks to the investment of State Capital Improvement funds, Ka’u Hospital has undergone a number of renovations over the past few years.


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Caring for Uncle Bobby

In 1964, the Hawaii County Police Department’s Uncle Bobby Gomes was “temporarily” transferred from Kona to Pahala. “The community just accepted and loved us,” says Bobby. “We raised our three kids here and they went to school here too,” says Phoebe with love and pride of living in Pahala for over 50 years. “We live right up the street.”


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"I Knew I Was in Good Hands."

Shirley Denton was not familiar with rehabilitation care at Ka`u Hospital until she needed a place to recover from surgery. “I was at Queens Hospital after having surgery to take care of an infection from the previous surgery,” said Shirley, who lives in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. “When I was ready to go home, I was told that I needed to continue my antibiotic therapy. I knew about facilities in Kona. I asked about options in Hilo and then I was told about Ka`u Hospital.”


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Accepting new patients. Call today for an appointment: 932-4205

Our team of dedicated family practitioners provide comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages, specializing in primary care, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and preventive care. We offer routine check-ups, health risk assessments, immunizations and screening tests.


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Caring for the Community

In 2016, Pahala’s very own, Rae Yamanaka joined the East Hawaii Regional Board, the governing body of Ka`u Hospital and Rural Health Clinic. “My sisters, myself and my brother were all born at the Pahala hospital,” Rae recalls. “We only had the dispensary and clinic in Pahala when I was growing up.”


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Welcome to Ka`u Hospital

Aloha and Welcome,

Ka’u Hospital was built in 1971 replacing the last of this island’s sugar plantation hospitals. While many changes have occurred since then, our hospital continues to be the only inpatient medical facility in the district of Ka’u. We have also grown to be one of the largest employers in the area contributing $6.7 million dollars to the local economy each year.

In 2001, Ka’u Hospital was certified as a critical access hospital – a federal designation given to small hospitals that provide essential emergency and acute care services in remote areas. In 2003, we added a rural health clinic to our services so that we could offer a broader range of health…




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Preparing for Disasters

In early March, members of the Ka’u Hospital Emergency Response Team (or HERT Team, led by nurses Jerelyn Hammer and Michael Reddy) participated in a disaster preparedness exercise to set-up, practice and take-down the Decontamination Tent provided by the Healthcare Association of Hawaii.

 

Hilo Medical Center’s HERT Team participated to assist with the exercise and evaluate the triage, Incident Command and other aspects of Ka’u Hospital’s disaster response. In addition, two members of the Hawaii County Fire Department and Security Guard Joseph participated in the exercise.

 

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, its Regions and Facilities comply with applicable Federal, State and Local civil rights laws and rules and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or marital status.

 

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Language Access Services

 

English: ATTENTION:  If you speak a foreign language, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

Ilokano | Ilocano: PAKDAAR: Nu saritaem ti Ilocano, ti serbisyo para ti baddang ti lengguahe nga awanan bayadna, ket sidadaan para kenyam.  Awagan ti Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

Tagalog |Tagalog: PAUNAWA: Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad.  Tumawag sa Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho1ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

日本語 |Japanese:  注意事項:日本語を話される場合、無料の言語支援をご利用いただけます。Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100。 まで、お電話にてご連絡ください。

 

繁體中文 |Chinese:  注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務  請致電Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100。

 

한국어 |Korean:  주의: 한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.  Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100. 번으로 전화해 주십시오.

 

Español |Spanish:  ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística.  Llame al Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

Tiếng Việt | Vietnamese:  CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn.  Gọi số Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

Gagana fa'a Sāmoa |Samoan:  MO LOU SILAFIA: Afai e te tautala Gagana fa'a Sāmoa, o loo iai auaunaga fesoasoan, e fai fua e leai se totogi, mo oe,   Telefoni mai: Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

Kajin Ṃajōḷ |Marshallese:  LALE: Ñe kwōj kōnono Kajin Ṃajōḷ, kwomaroñ bōk jerbal in jipañ ilo kajin ṇe aṃ ejjeḷọk wōṇāān.  Kaalọk Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

Foosun Chuuk |Trukese:  MEI AUCHEA: Ika iei foosun fonuomw: Foosun Chuuk, iwe en mei tongeni omw kopwe angei aninisin chiakku, ese kamo.  Kori Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

hoʻokomo ʻōlelo | Hawaiian:  E NĀNĀ MAI: Inā hoʻopuka ʻoe i ka ʻōlelo [hoʻokomo ʻōlelo], loaʻa ke kōkua manuahi iā ʻoe.  E kelepona iā Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

Lokaiahn Pohnpei |Pohnpeian (Micronesian):   Ni songen mwohmw ohte, komw pahn sohte anahne kawehwe mesen nting me koatoantoal kan ahpw wasa me ntingie [Lokaiahn Pohnpei] komw kalangan oh ntingidieng ni lokaiahn Pohnpei.  Call Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

Bisaya | Bisayan:  ATENSYON: Kung nagsulti ka og Cebuano, aduna kay magamit nga mga serbisyo sa tabang sa lengguwahe, nga walay bayad.  Tawag sa Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

Tonga | Tongan:  FAKATOKANGA’I: Kapau ‘oku ke Lea-Fakatonga, ko e kau tokoni fakatonu lea ‘oku nau fai atu ha tokoni ta’etotongi, pea teke lava ‘o ma’u ia.  Telefoni mai Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

 

ພາສາລາວ | Lao:  ໂປດຊາບ: ຖ້າວ່າ ທ່ານເວົ້າພາສາ ລາວ, ການບໍລິການຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອດ້ານພາສາ, ໂດຍບໍ່ເສັຽຄ່າ, ແມ່ນມີພ້ອມໃຫ້ທ່ານ. ໂທຣ Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000; Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200; Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100.

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