And now, hopefully, we can bring the curtain down on one of the scariest political dramas to hit Maui County in the last decade. Yes, kids: it looks like the battle over the future of the county hospitals–including Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC)–may have finally ended (which, to be fair, was more exciting than Saturday night’s Mayweather-Pacquiao bout). On May 1, the … [Read more...] about Is the worst hospital drama ever finally over for Maui County?
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. In our Nov. 13, 2014 and Jan. 29, 2015 cover stories, we reported that the financial situation at Maui Memorial Medical Center, and the rest of the Maui hospital region as a whole, was pretty grim. According to Wesley Lo, the Maui region CEO for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (which oversees hospitals throughout Hawaii), the Maui region … [Read more...] about Maui hospital region to undergo major budgetary surgery
In 1976, I moved to Maui for what I thought would be a brief interlude, but turned out to be closer to four decades of love-hate romance with Hawaii politics. That’s the year I became a general assignment reporter for The Maui News. Before moving to Maui I had written both staff and freelance for many large metropolitan papers with readership in the hundreds of thousands, even … [Read more...] about Maui Memorial Medical Center Faces Public/Private Partnership Or Bust
It's no secret that Maui Memorial Medical Center is in serious financial trouble. The hospital–the only facility on the island that handles acute care–routinely runs annual deficits ($39 million last year, according to this Maui News story). Hospital officials have talked about starting public-private partnerships, but politically powerful public employee unions tend to get … [Read more...] about This Monday, Nov. 10: State Officials To Hold Hearing On Maui Hospital Financial Troubles