Hilo Medical Center (HMC) is the largest facility in the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation and is Joint Commission accredited. Established in 1897, HMC has grown from a 10-bed hospital, erected by the Hawaiian Government, to the present facility of 276 licensed beds, consisting of 142-acute licensed and 22 skilled nursing beds, including a 20-bed psychiatric unit, a separate 112-bed licensed extended care facility, numerous specialty clinics and an accredited home care agency. Built in 1984, next to the old hospital, the new facility sits on roughly 20.5 acres of land, adjacent to the picturesque Wailuku River. Also on the campus is the Veteran's Administration (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic and the medical center's Hawaii Pacific Oncology Center.
Today, HMC is the largest employer in Hilo, with over 1,000 employees.
Patient services include:
HMC had 8,608 acute admissions and 442 long-term-care admissions during fiscal year 2012. In addition, HMC delivers over 1,100 babies, has over 41,100 emergency visits (second busiest in the State, after Queens Medical Center on Oahu), and provides surgical services to over 3,200 patients each year.
Continuing to meet the health needs of our region, HMC has embarked on a strategy to extend and enhance services, particularly outpatient services
Current Outpatient Clinics include:
The history of HMC reflects our mission of improving our community's health through exceptional and compassionate care.
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