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Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center celebrates 10th anniversary


Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center (KASC) staff.
Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center (KASC) staff.

Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center (KASC) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The surgery center has been welcoming patients since October 2009.

KASC was originally the shared vision of a group of local surgeons, who sought to provide on-island, same-day surgical care for the West Hawaii community. Originally KASC was a physician-owned outpatient facility. Today it is fully owned by Kona Community Hospital. This original shared vision, to provide local, compassionate and high-quality care to the West Hawaii community, continues today.

Over the past decade, KASC has developed a strong team of employees and community providers who are dedicated to continuing its legacy of compassionate care with high-quality surgical services. The team includes 19 employees and 54 credentialed providers. KASC works together with Kona Community Hospital, Alii Health Center and MedStream Anesthesia Group for patient surgical services.

Katherine Cholet, KASC Administrator says that its leadership, employees, clinicians and providers, “are always striving to take the next step in providing excellent surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive services, to our community. The local community has a choice in their healthcare surgical services here on The Big Island.”

The KASC has grown to include 2 Class-C Operating Rooms. Non-emergent, same-day surgical services include gastrointestinal (GI) procedures, general surgery, gynecological procedures, ophthalmology procedures, orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery and podiatry procedures.

Cholet expressed her organization’s gratitude, “Everyone at Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center wishes to extend a heart-felt ‘Mahalo Nui’ to our community for entrusting us with their healthcare needs.”

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