$37M coming to Rural Hawai‘i Health Care Providers

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Sen. Brian Schatz

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced on Tuesday, Dec. 14 that 391 health care providers in Hawai‘i will receive $36,994,939 in federal funding to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and continue providing health care for families across the state. The payments will support health care providers who have experienced revenue losses and expenses related to the pandemic. This funding, from the Department of Health and Human Services, focuses in particular on smaller providers and providers serving the most vulnerable communities.

“As we continue battling the pandemic, it’s incredibly important that our health care providers have the resources they need to provide high-quality care to families across Hawai‘i,” said Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, in a press release. “This new federal funding will help these providers keep their doors open and keep people safe and healthy.”

The Hawai‘i Democrat’s office said in the release that the new funding is part of the $178 billion Provider Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. The grants will allow health care providers to recruit and retain staff, purchase masks and other supplies, modernize facilities, or undertake other projects in response to COVID-19. Today’s announcement follows last month’s announcement of $43 million in federal funding under the American Rescue Plan for 240 rural health care providers to provide care for families across the state.


The Big Island recipients in last month’s announcement were:

Alan C. Desilva Md Inc. Hilo $5,870.71
Alfred R. Valenzuela Dc, Inc. Kailua Kona $819.40
Amanda J. Platter Cp. Kailua-Kona $500.00
Arc Of Hilo. Pahoa $9,295.99
Ban-Nix Home Medical Equipment, Inc. Kamuela $5,793.59
Big Island Foot Care, Inc. Hilo $28,545.68
Big Island Substance Abuse Council. Kea‘au $17,912.97
Bradon Kimura Md, Inc. Kealakekua $3,944.67
Club Rehab, Inc. Kailua-Kona $39,279.90
Crossroads Rehab, Llc. Kailua-Kona $13,580.43
Cynthia Fata, Lmhc, Counseling And Consulting, Llc. Hilo $787.74
Daniel Raymond Caputo. Captain Cook $500.00
Deborah Withers. Kapa‘au $500.00
Devon Masuda Psy D, Llc. Hilo $500.00
Diversified Island Investment, Ltd. Hilo $15,238.01
Douglas T Shiro Od, Inc. Hilo $4,053.95
Dr Alison Steiner, Psyd. Kailua-Kona $500.00
Dr Ashley & Associates, Llc. Kailua-Kona $1,436.47
East Hawaii Rehab, Inc. Hilo $7,094.69
Elite Smile Center, Llc. Kailua-Kona $8,527.07
Five Mountains Hawaii, Inc. Kamuela $16,166.74
Full Life. Kailua-Kona $28,067.97
Gio Hawaii Transportation. Kealakekua $614,583.18
Hāmākua Health Center, Inc. Honokaa $91,983.53
Hawai‘i Island Adult Care, Inc. Hilo $15,634.39
Hawai‘i Radiologic Associates, Ltd. Hilo $1,026,468.77
Hilo Medical Center. Hilo $8,454,139.68
Hilo Medical Investors, Ltd. Hilo $2,425,797.55
Ho’oulu Counseling, Llc. Kailua-Kona $500.00
Hospice Of Hilo. Hilo $263,507.42
Imua Community Svcs, Llc. Mountain View $2,126.58
Island Dermatology, Llc. Kailua-Kona $11,059.89
Island Heart Care, Llc. Kailua-Kona $18,482.20
Jamuna Wyss. Kamuela $872.56
Janet Taylor. Hilo $1,570.34
Jay K. Honda, O.D. Kailua-Kona $8,287.62
Jeanne Hogan. Hilo $500.00
Jennifer Grune, Dnp Fnp-Bc. Kea‘au $3,963.24
Joy A. Mcelroy Md, Inc. Kailia-Kona $49,603.71
Joyful Living, Llc. Hilo $12,903.91
Ka’u Hospital. Hilo $745,344.70
Ka’u Wellness, Llc. Naalehu $6,414.84
Kohala Hospital. Kapa‘au $229,448.53
Kona Hospital. Kealakekua $3,132,655.63
Kona-Kohala Health Care Services, Inc. Kailua-Kona $12,432.92
Kona Medical Investors, Llc. Kailua-Kona $732,578.01
Leslie Colter. Pahoa $500.00
Liberty Dialysis – North Hawai‘i, Llc. Kamuela $63,955.91
Lokahi Treatment Centers. Waikoloa $10,416.13
Mauka Movement, Llc. Kealakekua $2,221.92
Metropacific Group, Corp. Hilo $101,872.02
Ms. Joanna Wyss. Kamuela $500.00
North Hawai‘i Hospice, Inc. Kamuela $70,847.64
Pamela Kay Luis. Kea‘au $570.08
Paniolo Pediatric And Family Medicine, Inc. Kamuela $89,865.84
Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital. Kamuela $2,234,761.32
Rainbow Medical Supply, Inc. Hilo $6,947.30
Robert E. Klein, Dc. Hilo $568.27
S.K. Saito M.D. Inc. Hilo $2,980.10
The Phoenix Center, Inc. Hilo $3,031.17
Triple Ace Venture Capital, Corp. Hilo $94,319.46


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