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Governor Lingle releases $3.7M for hospital improvements

MEDIA RELEASE

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle has released $3,705,355 to the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation for repairs and improvements to public hospitals statewide.

“We have a responsibility to ensure our public hospitals are well maintained for the safety and comfort of patients, hospital staff and visitors,” said Governor Lingle. “These funds will finance needed repairs and improvements to our public hospitals.”

The funds released include:

  • Kona Community Hospital – $790,000 to upgrade the fire alarm system. Work is expected to be completed in January 2011.
  • Hilo Medical Center – $345,254 for construction and equipment costs to replace a chiller. The replacement is expected to be completed in May 2011.
  • Hilo Medical Center – $91,000 for the design, construction and equipment for renovations to the helipad. The project is scheduled to be completed in July 2011.
  • Ka‘ū Hospital – $60,000 to finance the demolition of the incinerator and enclosure. The project is expected to be completed by December 2010.
  • Maui Memorial Medical Center – $670,000 to finance the design, construction and equipment to construct an emergency generator building. The project is scheduled to be completed in July 2011.
  • Maui Memorial Medical Center – $425,000 for the construction and equipment to replace the laundry exhaust system. The project is expected to be completed in December 2010.
  • Maui Memorial Medical Center – $149,849 to finance construction of a heliport. The project expected to be completed in November 2010.
  • Lāna‘i Community Hospital – $654,100 to complete the conversion of the existing emergency room space into a new lab area, renovate the x-ray room and convert the existing lab space to a waiting area and accessible restrooms. The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2010.
  • Leahi Hospital – $240,000 for design and construction for the repair and repainting of the exterior of the buildings, including repairing concrete spalling. Work is scheduled to be completed in December 2010.
  • Leahi Hospital – $60,000 to install a venting system for the elevator shaft. The project is expected to be completed in December 2010.
  • Leahi Hospital – $60,000 to construct an accessible wheelchair ramp in the parking lot. Construction is expected to be completed in December 2010.
  • Leahi Hospital – $10,303 to repair wall surfaces in the patient corridors.
  • Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital – $149,849 for electrical upgrades. Work is expected to be completed in November 2010.

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