Kaua‘i Real Esate News, Medical Services On Kauai

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In Escrow! A listing of mine at the Kiahuna Plantation, #172, is in escrow. Located in building 26 this unit has a great location and sweet views. Click on the photo’s for more details. List Price: $99,000 (LH)

Kauai Real Estate Update

For a complete list of all the real estate activity for the last week on the island of Kauai click here: Kauai Real Estate Update November 20 to 26, 2017

Poipu Beach Real Estate News: My Poipu Beach fee simple real estate page has been updated to include everything that has sold, new escrows and the current listings for the Fee Simple property in Poipu Beach. To find out this information click here: Poipu Beach Current Market Analysis

A listing of mine at the Kiahuna Plantationm, unit #172, is in escrow! This top floor corner unit has a nice ocean view and great airflow. For the most up to date real estate information on this resort go to my Kiahuna Plantation page: Kiahuna Plantation Current Market Analysis

Medical Service On Kaua‘i

As a Realtor one of the questions I often get asked is how our medical services are here on the island. If you are considering a move over here, or are wanting to spend more time on the island, it’s a good question to ask.

I was recently invited to a function hosted by a Doctor who works at Wilcox Hospital. I got to hear firsthand how Wilcox Medical Center is providing innovative care and the impact it will have on our community’s future. I was especially interested in attending this function because my husband recently had a full knee replacement at Wilcox and we were really impressed with the level of care we received from the hospital and his surgeon.

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Pictured here is Andrew Bestwick and in the Santa hat is Rudy. Andrew is the Development Officer at Wilcox Hospital and Rudy is “Chief Canine Officer”.

The dinner lead to an invitation from Andrew Bestwick who works in the public relations department to tour the hospital which I recently did. Andrew’s sidekick is “Rudy” who is a standard poodle originally from Las Vegas. Walking with Andrew and Rudy through the hospital it became apparent that Rudy was a bit of a celebrity because we got stopped multiple times by his adoring fans.
Wilcox Hospital was founded in 1938 and is a non-for-profit hospital. Here are some of the highlights;
. The largest medical center on Kaua‘i, it is a state-of-the-art acute care facility with a full suite of services offering 30 specialties and programs including cardiology, emergency, family practice, gastroenterology, health management, internal medicine, neurology, OB-GYN, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics and urology. Its 20-bed emergency department is the first neighbor island facility to obtain a Level III Trauma designation and serves as the island’s Primary Stroke Center.

  • First of the neighbor islands to have a Level III Trauma designation
    • 2016 American Heart Association recognition in three areas of excellence:
    – Stroke: Gold Plus Award and Honor Roll Elite Plus. – Heart Failure: Gold Plus Award.
    – Atrial Fibrillation: Gold Award.
    • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “A”.
    • QUEST Award for high-value health care citation of merit.
    • Recognized as a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” by the Joint Commission.

On the tour I was particularly intrigued to see the impact on the hospital due to the generosity of donors. Obviously the people in our community are giving back in big ways to make the hospital the best that it can be and that helps our residents as well as our visitors.
Here are some examples that came from donors that were either partially, or fully funded by donors:

–          Donor funded Dave Walters Family Infusion Center  (amazing center with reclining chairs with individual tv’s, full kitchen and pharmacist.)
–          320 slice ct scanner
–          Wilcox Emergency Department 1992 gift from Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
–          3D Mammography ( Life saving! Normal mammograms are only 2D!!)
–          Emergency Dept. EKG platform sending live data from ambulances to ED for cardiac patients
–           New Robot assisting in total and partial knee replacements (purchased in 2017)
–          Over last ten years, hundreds of purchases of scopes, baby warmers, monitors,  telemedicine carts, ventilators, and other critical health care needs have been met, through gifts from the community

To show their commitment to Wilcox the hospital staff also gives back from their own paychecks, that touched me most of all. They reason that they need to be the first in line to show their commitment to the advancement of care that the hospital can offer. Their donation goal board is displayed in one of the lobby areas.

The efforts of the staff at Wilcox and the people of Kaua‘i that donate to Wilcox have brought this hospital up to a level that I am very pleased to be writing about. And, they are clearly not done yet, new projects to advance health care here on the island of Kaua‘i are on going. These people come together to take health care for residents, and visitors, on Kaua‘i to the highest level. I was impressed, surprised and grateful for the tour that I took.

For more information go to this link:  At A Glance Wilcox Hospital Fact Sheet


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