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The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center has operated an emergency room at its main site since 1976, and with additional funding, has been able to provide 24-hour emergency services since 1986. Along with 24-hour emergency medical services, laboratory, radiology and security services are also provided around the clock, 365 days a year.
The Health Center's 24-hour emergency, radiology and laboratory department has reached its capacity and its design is no longer adequate for the specialized needs of the 30,000 annual emergency room patient visits.
The intent of the Capital Improvement Project is to rebuild the emergency services department to ensure its capability to serve the emergency, disaster-related, and crisis behavioral health intervention and medical needs of the Waianae Coast.
The first floor of the new two-story Emergency Medical Services Building will consist of 15 exam rooms that will be utilized for triage, treating trauma for life threatening illnesses and injuries, providing x-rays, treating and holding patients with psychiatric crisis health needs or who are awaiting treatment beds at other facilities, or for those who need to be monitored, such as for insulin-related or asthma-related problems. The second floor will house laboratory services, a training room/conference room, and offices. The new building will be 24,506 square feet.
The total cost for the new Emergency Medical Services Building is $12.2 million, of which $10.3 million has been secured to date through state and private funding. We have launched a Capital Campaign to raise the remaining $1.9 million. We are confident that with donations from foundations, corporations, vendors, and community members we will reach this goal. We are grateful for any support that we receive.
Architectural rendering of the new Emergency Medical Building