Wahiawa General Hospital Ending Surgical Services
Unfortunately, a struggling hospital in Hawaii must cut surgical services in order to survive. Wahiawa General Hospital, a non-profit 162-bed facility in Wahiawa, Hawaii, faces closure unless they can improve their financial situation.
Previously, the rural facility performed thousands of surgeries annually. Now, in a world of high-tech metropolitan facilities, smaller hospitals can’t compete. The hospital’s CEO, Brian Cunningham, reported that they currently only perform one to two surgeries daily.
Eliminating surgical services will save the hospital around $1 million annually. All five employees currently working in the department received offers for new positions elsewhere in the facility.