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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.
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 care to the community.
Today, we offer a 24/7 emergency department, inpatient medical and rehabilitation care, long-term care, x-ray and lab services, in addition to our on-site family practice rural health clinic.
Our staff care very deeply for the well-being of our patients and are very excited about the improvements we have made to enhance and expand our services. We hope that as you explore this new website, you, too, will see that we are on a mission to be the very best that we can be for this community.
On May 26, 2014 approximately @ 8:45am my brother who resides in Keaau was on a family fishing expedition at Ninole, Click here to read more about Donna Kekoa
When I got sick and was seen in the emergency department at Ka’u Hospital, they transferred me to Hilo Medical Center for admission to acute care there. Click here to read more about Nadine Ebert
Been here under different circumstances and each time I was treated with dignity and respect. Click here to read more about Cynthia Hua
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.
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