Meeting to give W. Maui hospital update

Maui residents can learn about the planned West Maui Hospital and Medical Center at a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. June 9 at the Lahaina Civic Center.

It will be hosted by Newport Hospital Corp., Critical Access Healthcare LLC and the West Maui Hospital Foundation Inc.

The West Maui Hospital and Medical Center is slated to be built on 15 acres in Kaanapali along Kaka’alaneo Road above Honoapiilani Highway. Plans include a 25-bed critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency room, three operating rooms, a 24-hour pharmacy, laboratory and radiology services. Additionally, there will be a 40-bed skilled nursing facility, a 40-unit assisted living facility, up to two medical office buildings/clinics and a future 40-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.

The West Maui Hospital, skilled nursing, assisted living and medical office/clinic facilities are targeted to open in 2016.

Residents have been working to bring a hospital to West Maui for more than 15 years, according to a news release. Maui’s sole acute-care hospital, Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku, is 25 miles away and West Maui residents have argued that they need a closer hospital for the approximately 69,000 residents and visitors.

Light refreshments will be served at the meeting.

For more information, contact Brian Hoyle with Newport Hospital Corp. at or (949) 375-4131.