Community Health Center Moves to New Location
MCHC News Release
Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC) made the big move into their newly renovated Oceanside facility Sept. 16. Staff and patients alike are excited to have the expanded space to better serve our community.
The renovation of the former Pau Hana Inn property, however, is far from complete. Two more phases to the project remain, including the renovation of the smaller buildings, pool rehabilitation, landscaping, and parking lot expansion.
“We’re in and that’s huge, but we still have some work ahead of us,” said Desiree Puhi, MCHC executive director.
Board President Rosie Davis stated, “It was so exciting to see everything come together as planned. The campus came to life right before my eyes.”
“We could not have accomplished the move without the community’s support, our dedicated volunteers, and MCHC’s fabulous staff and board of directors,” Puhi added.
Molokai Community Health Center is open for business 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, offering high quality health care services to patients regardless of insurance status. Currently, MCHC provides primary care, dental, family support services, WIC (support for low-income women, infants and children) and behavior health services through a single door of access.
Now that MCHC is settled into its new home, it will continue to engage community partners in the long term vision of creating a wellness center that will encompass western, eastern, traditional and nontraditional healing practices, all located on one campus. Board Vice President Matt Yamashita summarized the vision as “a holistic approach to healthcare and wellbeing with our community and patients leading the way.”
It is an exciting time for the MCHC and our community, and we look forward to the future. Come and join us!