Hawaiian facility to shift beds from long-term to acute care

July 31, 2014
Hilo Medical Center

Hilo Medical Center is seeking approval to increase its acute medical care beds to 20 and eliminate 20 of its skilled nursing facility beds, according to an article on the Pacific Business Journal website.

The hospital cited a growing emergency room and admissions needs in the hospital that have developed in the last four years, while seeing a decline in the need for long-term care beds.

In the certificate of need, Hilo said it had seen growth in its medical and surgical census from 67.7 percent in 2010 to 86.5 percent so far in 2014. The summary also says the hospital frequently fills all of its acute care beds and sometimes has patients waiting for them in hallways or overflow areas, the article said.

The hospital’s long-term care facility is seeing fewer patients due to the success of the Medicare Residential Alternative Community Care Program, Elena Cabatu, the hospital's spokesperson, said in the article.

Read the article.

 

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Ebola epidemic spreads to larger city in Congo


Cases have been reported in a city of more than a million people

12/14/2018

Ohio healthcare facilities constantly review security procedures


Recent shootings across the country have hospital officials evaluating policies

12/14/2018

Hospital sprinkler system violations can be dangerous


Data cables contacting sprinkler lines comprise nearly 2/3 of all sprinkler line load deficiencies

12/14/2018

Privacy curtains and sheets can harbor pathogens


Soft surfaces can fly under the radar in the spread of infectious agents

12/14/2018

Calif. hospital vows to reopen after wildfire


Feather River Hospital says reopening a matter of when, not if

12/14/2018





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.