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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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A Caring Community Supports Ka’u

Community engagement is our biggest strength and greatest inspiration. Our community’s volunteerism and financial support have been remarkable over the years...


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Emergency Preparedness

The Big Island gets more than our fair share of natural disasters and as the only hospital in a district as large as the entire island of Oahu, we must be prepared.


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East Hawaii Region Achieves Highest Level of EMR Adoption

Hilo Medical Center, the first state hospital in Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to implement an EMR in May 2010, has completed all 7 stages of HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model in 2014. Achieving this milestone puts the East Hawaii Region of HHSC among the elite few hospital groups in the United States to have accomplished the highest level and final stage of EMR adoption.


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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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Licensed Practical Nurse Training Offered

Ka’u Hospital has partnered with Hawaii Community College (HCC) and the Ka'u Rural Health Education and Distance Learning Center to provide a licensed practical nurse training program for students who live in the Ka'u area.

A good portion of the classroom learning takes place at the Ka'u Rural Health Education and Distance Learning Center, headed by Aunty Jessie Marques. The center's location in the heart of Pahala makes LPN training attainable for potential students from the area. Training close to home also avoids the obstacles of having to travel over 50 miles to HCC in Hilo in light of very limited public transportation from Pahala.

The clinical rotations will include Ka’u Hospital, Hilo Medical Center and Life care center of Hilo. With a similar partnership five years ago, a CNA training program was launched…



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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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