It’s Official: Kaiser Permanente’s Starting Construction On West Oʻahu Medical Office at Kapolei
The health care company Kaiser Permanente has owned a 5.3-acre parcel at the corner of Kamokila Boulevard and Kapolei Parkway, kitty-corner from Costco, for more than seven years.
On June 13th, Kaiser finally filed a permit to build on that land.
Kaiser Permanente’s Hawaiʻi region president, Dave Underriner, announced the project last November. According to his statement, the facility will focus on:
- Primary care
- Specialty care
- Prevention and wellness programs
Underriner promised that the center will be “a modern environment designed for healing.”
Said Geoff Sewell, MD, president and executive medical director of Hawaiʻi Permanente Medical Group: “We envision it becoming an active center for health and wellness for families in the community.”
This permit makes this more than just a vision. Kaiser Permanente has also filed permits for the building’s foundation, superstructure, and electrical/plumbing work. A couple of trailers and a porta-potty are all that’s on the site right now, but expect more activity soon.
The project’s projected completion date is 2021. In total, the building will cover 40,000 square feet and cost $60 million to build.
An artist’s rendering of the planned West Oʻahu Medical Office at Kapolei
Kaiser Permanente already has a facility in Kapolei; it’s a bit tucked out of sight on the corner of Farrington and Ft. Barrette. They call that facility a “clinic,” rather than a “medical center.” The current Kapolei building does not offer urgent care, or after-hours services. The Moanalua Medical Center is the nearest Kaiser facility that does.
The new Kapolei facility will have urgent care and extended hours — although it will not have an emergency room.
Overall, Kaiser Permanente Hawaiʻi has more than 250,000 members in the state, along with more than 4,500 employees.
We’ll keep you posted as permits are approved and shovels go into the ground. Subscribe to our weekly Kapolei newsletter for the very latest.