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Operation of Maui region hospitals signed over to Kaiser Permanente

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KULA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Gov. David Ige signed an agreement on Thursday that will transfer the operation of the HHSC Maui Region care facilities from the State to Kaiser Permanente.

Starting July 1, Kaiser will take over operations of three financially-troubled hospitals: Maui Memorial, the Lanai Community Hospital and Kula Hospital.

Maui's state Senator's agreed that the partnership between the state and Kaiser Permanente is a positive collaboration that will benefit the residents and visitiors of the island of Maui.

"Establishing this partnership will make certain that residents continue to receive the quality health care they deserve and that health service providers will be retained," said Senate Majority Leader, Sen. J. Kalani English (Dist. 7 - East and Upcountry Maui, Lana'i, Moloka'i). "It's  reassuring that the agreement recognizes the special roles Lana'i Community Hospital and Kula Hospital have in their communities and I hope to see improved health care services for these areas as well."

The state and Kaiser will now begin negotiations for the lease of the property and facilities.

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