On 11-2-09, (WCCHC) gave state legislators a tour of the facility. Legislators in attendance included Speaker Calvin Say, Rep. Karen Awana, Rep. Jon-Riki Karamatsu, Rep. Maile Shimabukuro, Sen. Suzanne Chun-Oakland, Sen. David Ige, and Sen. Mike Gabbard.
Legislators toured various areas at WCCHC, including the award-winning gardens and pathway, the high-tech office, ER, the new pediatric/women's health building, the amphitheater, fitness center, and Native Hawaiian Healing Center.
Chef Mark Ka'aha'aina treated guests to delicious watercress salad, mahimahi, roasted chicken and potatoes, and bread pudding, in the dining pavillion.
The tour included a discussion regarding the difficulties faced by aged, blind, and disabled patients under the state's new QxEA managed care program. WCCHC officials explained SB 1310, which would allow these disabled patients in medically underserved areas, such as Waianae and Waimanalo, to opt-out of their under QxEA. Patients would then be served by AlohaCare, which offers larger provider networks and , at a lower cost to the state.
Click on the links below (or cut and paste the link into a new browser) to view video clips of the tour:
Part 1: Pediatric Center
Part 3: Amphitheatre & Fitness Center
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Women's Health Center Tour