Wailuku, Maui, HI (March 24, 2020) - Maui Health is committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community.
Per CDC infection control protocol, we can acknowledge we have an employee confirmed by the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) as having COVID-19. This individual is in good condition and is isolated to prevent the spread of infection to others. Our best wishes go to the employee for a rapid and full recovery. Maui Health is handling this case with the utmost respect to privacy, while also working closely with the DOH to ensure that patients, employees, family, friends, and anyone who has been in close contact are screened. Please understand that out of respect for this individual’s privacy, additional details about this case will not be shared publicly.
Maui Health has been taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of infection among its employees, staff, and community. These steps have included asking sick employees to stay home, canceling large meetings and staff travel, increasing the use of teleworking among staff, encouraging social distancing, and promoting other important preventative measures in all of our facilities. Additionally, this Wednesday, March 25, in conjunction with Mayor Victorino’s emergency “work from home and stay at home” order, we will institute a no-visitor policy at all our hospitals and facilities. No visitors will be permitted, with the exception of Pediatrics and OB, which will be limited to one (1) visitor per patient. Also, all elective surgeries and procedures will be canceled. This also helps to ensure we have the capacity and equipment to care for the most critically ill patients. Patients can expect to be contacted by their doctor’s office with updated information.
We want to thank our community for their support and understanding as we focus on keeping our patients and staff safe and healthy. For more information and COVID-19 updates, please visit mauihealth.org/covid19.
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Maui Health, aka Maui Health System, community hospitals and associated clinics affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, includes Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, Lanai Community Hospital and associated clinics, and serves the people of Maui and Lanai. The facilities under Maui Health employ more than 1500 Maui County residents, partner with over 460 hospital-based physicians, clinicians, and community-based primary and specialty physicians, and are open to all patients regardless of health insurance coverage. Maui Health is committed to delivering high quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and improving the health of the community. Maui Health is supported by Kaiser Permanente’s industry-leading technology systems, evidence-based medicine and nationally recognized care quality. For more information, visit mauihealth.org.