Hilo Medical Center gets $3.7 million for improvements

Hilo hospital is largest facility in Hawaii's public hospital system

 UPDATED 11:44 AM HST Nov 29, 2012

Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Thursday the release of more than $3.7 million for capital improvement projects at Hilo Medical Center, the largest facility in Hawaii's public hospital system and one of the largest employers in Hilo.

"These CIPs funds represent an investment in Hilo Medical Center as an essential part of our public hospital system," said Gov. Abercrombie.  "As elements of the Affordable Care Act come online, we must continue to invest in our healthcare infrastructure to ensure that facilities are ready to provide access to quality healthcare for all the people of Hawaii."

Since the start of 2012, the Abercrombie administration has released more than $889.5 million for CIPs, including these newly released funds, as a part of an economic strategy to address priority work while stimulating the economy and generating jobs.

Allotment of funds for the following projects at Hilo Medical Center were identified by the state legislature and approved by the governor:

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