Our Partners in Health
Resolving mutual problems through teamwork helps the emergency department and hospital emerge as the community provider of choice. HEPA has partnered with its client hospitals to create long and successful relationships.
Castle Medical Center
In 1971, HEPA began staffing the Emergency Department at Castle Medical Center and continues to be an integral part of the hospital. Kate Heinzen Jim, MD has provided leadership as Chairman of the Emergency Department for the past four years. HEPA leadership has successfully implemented Cerner HER, CPOE and collaborated on a major Emergency Department renovation completed in March 2016 increasing the number of beds to 25. Dr. William Scruggs is the Department Chair.
Hilo Medical Center
HEPA has provided emergency physician staffing and management at Hilo Medical Center since 1972. HEPA has provided support during Hilo Medical Center’s numerous hospital and department expansion and renovation projects, and is currently leading HMC’s computerization process in the ED. Dr. Judith Fitzgerald is the Chairman of the Emergency Department and has successfully integrated Advance Practice Providers in the FastTrack.
North Hawaii Community Hospital
HEPA has staffed North Hawaii Community Hospital since it opened its doors in May 1996 to serve the 30,000 residents and visitors in the Waimea area of the Big Island. HEPA physicians had been a part of the northern region community since 1977 as providers of emergency care in the predecessor to NHCH, Lucy Henrique Medical Center. Dr. JoAnn Sarubbi is the Department Chair.
Wahiawa General Hospital
HEPA has served the central Oahu area since it began staffing the Emergency Department at Wahiawa General Hospital in 1972. HEPA physicians have taken an active role in response to the ambulance surge from the leeward coast. Currently, Dr. Danny Bamber is Chairman of the Emergency Department and collaborated on the newly renovated 13-bed Emergency Department.
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua
HEPA began staffing the Emergency Department at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua on November 1, 2011. HEPA physicians enjoy working with the staff of HHH providing outstanding emergency medical care to the communities of Hamakua, North Hilo, and South Kohala. Dr. Robin Edwards is Department Chair.
Kahuku Medical Center
HEPA began staffing the Emergency Department at Kahuku Medical Center on January 1, 2012. Our HEPA leadership working cooperatively with key KMC stakeholders has made the transition of services smooth. This produced an increase of>20% inpatient volume and improved hospital admissions. Dr. Oakley Davis is Department Chair.
Moloka’i General Hospital
HEPA physicians have provided cost-effective, patient-focused emergency care for Molokai General Hospital since 2013. This critical access hospital on the beautiful, rural island of Molokai is part of the Queen’s Heath Systems. We are proud to offer island residents access to 24-hour, seven days a week healthcare as part of HEPA’s mission to continually improve the access of quality emergency medical care for everyone in the State of Hawaii. Dr. Kyle Stevens is the Department Chair. Under HEPA’s direction patient volume has increased approximately 20%.
Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital
In 2015, HEPA was proud to expand its emergency physician services to the island of Kauai. Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, named in honor of all past and present Kauai war veterans, is the regional leader for quality care located in the Waimea Valley. HEPA seamlessly integrated the exceptional ED physicians already in place, while adding the strength of our large physician group, ensuring a fully staffed ED will always be an integral part of this critical access facility. Dr. Travis Parker is the Kaua’i Regional Director and KVMH ED Department Chair.
Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital
Samuel Mahelona Medical Center, the sister facility of Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, is a critical care access hospital for the Eastside of Kauai. Dr. Betty Dilley is the Department Chair. As part of HEPA’s leadership team, she is continually working to improve the quality, timeliness, and integration of care in partnership with the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, for the benefit of both residents and visitors of the Garden Isle.