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West Oahu to get hospital it needs


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 04, 2012

~~<p>With the population of West Oahu growing rapidly, the closing last December of Hawaii Medical Center West bordered on a medical emergency &mdash; literally so, given that the nearest emergency room is in Aiea. Now area residents can breathe a sign of relief, as the parent company of the Queen's Medical Center has stepped in to acquire and reopen the shuttered hospital by next fall.</p>
<p>If Queen's can solve the problems HMC was unable to &mdash; particularly the high number of patients who can't afford their treatment they need &mdash; its new campus will be a lifesaver for West Oahu.</p>
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With the population of West Oahu growing rapidly, the closing last December of Hawaii Medical Center West bordered on a medical emergency — literally so, given that the nearest emergency room is in Aiea. Now area residents can breathe a sign of relief, as the parent company of the Queen's Medical Center has stepped in to acquire and reopen the shuttered hospital by next fall.

If Queen's can solve the problems HMC was unable to — particularly the high number of patients who can't afford their treatment they need — its new campus will be a lifesaver for West Oahu. Login for more...



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