Queen's to open West Oahu campus in May

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Queen's Medical Center's – West O'ahu campus will be opening its doors to the public on May 20, 2014.

"This is an exciting time for Queen's, our state and most importantly the West O'ahu community," said Susan Murray, senior vice president of The Queen's Health Systems, West O'ahu Region, and chief operating officer of The Queen's Medical Center – West O'ahu. "Since Queen's acquired Hawaii Medical Center West, our team has been working diligently to ensure that we will be able to provide our patients with access to quality healthcare at a state-of-the-art facility without having to travel into Honolulu."

Located on the former Hawaii Medical Center (HMC) West campus, Queen's officially acquired HMC West from St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii on Dec. 14, 2012. Services will include a new emergency room, inpatient and outpatient surgery, imaging, cardiology and specialty clinics. The hospital will have 80 beds upon opening and will increase up to 135 beds as volume increases.

The imaging center and specialty clinic have already opened and are accepting patients. Both are located in the Physician's Office Building on the West O'ahu campus.

Queen's has said that it will hire more than 400 employees before the hospital opens.

The Queen's Health Systems spent more than $70 million for the acquisition from HMC West and planned improvements to the facility.

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