Kaiser Permanente to build $60 million facility at Kapolei
Kaiser Permanente announced plans this month to build a $60 million medical office in Kapolei on land purchased five years ago. The 40,000-square-foot building will include primary and specialty care facilities on the 5.3-acre parcel.
The project, initially announced in 2014, had been stalled until recently. As of late the organization has been strengthening its footprint in the Hawaii. In July 2017, Kaiser Permanente assumed control of three county hospitals on Maui under the affiliate name Maui Health System, a move that enabled it to ensure robust access for its members on the island. Then this April, KP purchased 6.2 acres of land under its Wailuku Medical Office, which is expected to give the company more flexibility to renovate and expand there.
The Kapolei expansion is expected to begin shortly and be completed in 2021.
“Our new medical office will provide thousands of members in West Oahu with greater access to primary and specialty care and services, closer to where they live and work,” said Dave Underriner, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hawaii Region. “Our state-of-the-art West Oahu Medical Office will offer enhanced convenience, new technology and high-quality care provided by top physicians and providers in a modern environment designed for healing.”
KP’s project comes as Queen’s Health Systems also announced expansion plans that will double the amount of facilities at its West Oahu campus. According to the Honolulu Star-Adviser the plans include a new hospital tower, a physician building, and parking next to the existing Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu.