Queen’s Plans To Reopen The Former HMC West In Early 2014

The Queen’s Health Systems, the parent company of Queen’s Medical Center, recently announced that it has officially acquired the former Hawaii Medical Center (HMC) West from St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii.

The agreement comes one year after Hawaii Medical Center filed for bankruptcy.

“We recognize the critical need to reopen hospital and emergency services in West Oahu,” president and CEO of St. Francis Health-care System Jerry Correa stated.

“We believe Queen’s solid track record of quality care and thorough understanding of Hawaii’s culture and heath needs of the local community make it ideally suited to operate the West hospital. We have a deep appreciation for their mission.”

The campus will be renamed The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu. Queen’s will be making a number of renovations to the facility, including an expansion and modernization of emergency, surgical and imaging services. The facility is scheduled to open in early 2014.

“The Queen’s Medical Center is looking forward to working together with the West Oahu community to open the campus as The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu to provide needed health care services,” stated Art Ushijima, president of The Queen’s Medical Center.

“We are committed to being good partners and good neighbors to build a health care facility the people of West Oahu will be proud to support and utilize.”

For further updates on plans and the progress toward opening the West Oahu facility, visit queens.org or call 691-5048.