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State of Hawaii continues to provide for the care of the patients.


The Hawaii State Department of Health administers four hospital systems that include twelve hospitals and one medical center. These facilities provide and coordinate high-quality acute and long-term health care to all citizens of the State, where such care is not routinely available from the private sector.

The locations of the facilities are as follows:

Hawaii County: Five hospitals in Hilo, Kona, Honokaa, Kau and Kohala; Maui County: Two hospitals on Maui (Maui Memorial and Kula Hospital) and one medical center (at Hana); one hospital on Lanai; Honolulu County: Two hospitals (Leahi and Maluhia); and Kauai County: Two hospitals (Kauai Veterans and Samuel Mehelona Memorial).


The Hawaii State Department of Health also conducts the following programs:

  • Dental health, with programs in dental hygiene, hospital dentistry, and community services;
  • Waimano Training School and Hospital, which is the State's only residential institution for the mentally retarded;
  • Health Promotion and Education, which promotes healthful lifestyles and health maintenance; and The State Health Planning and Development Agency, whose activities are statewide planning for health services, manpower and facilities, and the development of resources to support its plans.

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