WAILUKU - Kaiser Permanente Hawaii held a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony Friday morning for the completion of the expansion and renovation of its pharmacy at its Maui Lani Clinic.
The renovation added 1,000 square feet of space to the pharmacy, including doubling the number of customer service windows from five to 10, and a dedicated waiting area with additional seating inside the pharmacy. The renovation also included relocating the front entrance of the clinic, making it closer to the patient drop-off area.
"Our larger pharmacy, with increased number of customer service counters, nearly 70 percent more floor area and the refreshing of the area, enhances service to our members and their overall experience," said Mary Hew, Maui clinic operations director for Kaiser Permanente.
Kaiser Permanente pharmacist Karlee Amestoy (right) and pharmacy technician Leia Nu work in the Kaiser Maui Lani Clinic’s new pharmacy Friday afternoon. The facility has been expanded and renovated with more than 1,000 square feet, including the doubling of customer service windows. A blessing ceremony was held Friday morning.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Construction began in June and was completed in two phases to keep the pharmacy and clinic operating while work was ongoing. R. Hartman Architect and Arita Poulson General Contracting were the principals on the project.
Pharmacy and clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.