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Editorial | Island Voices

Wahiawa General shouldn’t be replaced by hospital in Koa Ridge

  • Ellen Sofio, M.D., is a primary-care physician who works in Wahiawa.

As a primary care physician working in Wahaiwa for the past four years, I am very concerned about the precarious state of the health safety net for Wahiawa, Waialua, Haleiwa, Mililani and Kunia. Imminently endangered are not only the critical preventative, emergency and inpatient services of Wahiawa General Hospital (WGH) — the only readily accessible hospital for a population of 110,000 people — but also the few remaining practices providing access to comprehensive care. Read more

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