Capital Fund Supports Hāna Community Health Center Inc., in Maui, HI
Though the remote town of Hāna is best known for being nestled along the famously scenic Hāna Highway—one of the most beautiful drives in the world—few may be aware that many of its native residents are medically underserved due to financial, cultural, and geographical barriers. As the only primary health care provider in the Hāna District in Maui County, HI, Hāna Community Health Center Inc., (Hāna Health) provides much needed health care services to its isolated Hawaiian community, of which 88% of residents live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Capital Fund recently provided $2 million in financing to support Hāna Health’s nearly $6 million clinic expansion to provide new services such as physical therapy, behavioral health, and telemedicine, which will help the center better meet patient needs. In addition to Capital Fund’s loan, financing included equity from the following sources: a HRSA Health Infrastructure Investment Program Grant, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, a 2019 state grant, Hāna Health reserves, The McInerny Foundation, and Hāna community donations.
The new clinic will include space for behavioral and mental health services, physical therapy, complementary and traditional healing medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, and healthy lifestyle and physical fitness programs for the prevention and management of chronic health conditions. The new facility will enable Hāna Health to hire eight new staff members, which will be a combination of direct employees and contract staff. Construction is slated to be completed at the end of 2022.
In 2020, Hāna Health provided services to 1,664 patients through 5,876 visits with 20 FTEs. The additional services provided in the new space will allow the center to increase patients by 36% (2,258 total) and visits by 79% (10,500 total). Approximately half of its patients are Native Hawaiians, 38% are White, and 12% are other races. Learn more about Hāna Health here >