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Our Mission

The East Hawaii Region: Improving our community’s health
through exceptional and compassionate care.

Emergency Dept.

Our 4-bed emergency department provides 24/7 emergency medical care serving approximately 2,600 patients annually

Rural Health Clinic

We see patients of all ages and provide a full range of care from baby and child care and preventive health services to chronic disease management.

X-Ray

Ka’u Hospital has state of the art imaging equipment. X-ray images are sent digitally to Hilo Medical Center for reviewed by a radiologist.

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 care to the community.

Today, we offer a 24/7 emergency department, inpatient medical and rehabilitation care, long-term care, adult day health, x-ray and lab services, in addition to our 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.

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.

What patients say

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 Ho’ola 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

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

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

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 (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