House members urge reopening of bankrupt hospitals
(AP) - West Oahu lawmakers think the state should help finance the reopening of
an Ewa Beach hospital.
Saint Francis Medical Center West closed at the end of last year because its
parent Hawaii Medical Center filed for bankruptcy. Saint Francis Medical Center
in Liliha closed at the same time.
House members, led by Waipahu and Ewa Rep. Rida Cabinilla, are holding a press
conference today to support passage of House Bill 2345. The measure would give
Saint Francis Healthcare System $80 million in special purpose revenue bonds to
reopen the Ewa Beach hospital.
area representatives will talk about what the bonds would finance and why the
hospital is important to West Oahu residents.
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