Phase I of the St. Francis Kupuna Village celebrated the grand opening of three of the newest services on campus:
- The Clarence T. C. Ching Villas, which occupies the top three floors of one of the former hospital buildings, is a 119-bed skilled nursing facility. In contrast to most skilled nursing facilities, more than half of the suites in the Clarence T. C. Ching Villas are private rooms, some of which offer panoramic views of the Honolulu skyline and serene views of Nuuanu valley.
The Clarence T. C. Ching Villas is designed for patients who are discharged from hospitals and need short-term rehabilitation before returning home. This ensures they are fully recovered to prevent readmissions in a hospital setting.
Architects Hawaii Ltd., which provided interior design services on three floors of the Clarence T.C. Ching Villas, created a vibrant healing environment that encourages interaction, activity, and connection with the community. Each floor showcases a different neighborhood. The third floor captures the North Shore lifestyle using furniture and finishes to create a warm, inviting, old-Hawaii ambience. To represent Waikiki, the fourth floor finishes and furnishings reflect the area’s contemporary, urban feel with a bright color palette and images of a surf culture. The eclectic top floor is representative of Chinatown, past and present.
The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation provided a lead gift of $4 million to facilitate the renovation of the skilled nursing facility. Donations also were secured from the State of Hawaii, Nan Inc., Jack & Marie Lord Fund, Atherton Family Foundation, First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, City & County of Honolulu, Island Insurance Foundation, and Central Pacific Bank Foundation.
- Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience, the state’s leading multi-specialty neuroscience practice, occupies nearly 5,000 square feet on the 1st floor of the former hospital building.
Kore Liow, M.D. is the director of Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience and a clinical professor of neurology at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. This is Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience’s second, 20-clinic room location. Its first location at Castle Medical Center opened in 2009.
Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience has a fully integrated neuroscience team composed of neurologists (adult and pediatric), geriatrician, physiatrist, neuropsychologists, psychologist, and researchers.
The practice has a number of disease-specific specialties. These include centers for healthy aging and memory, Parkinson’s, movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, behavioral health, headache and facial pain, geriatric medicine, stroke and neurologic restoration, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, brain science research, and pediatric neurology.
- Hawaii Diagnostic Radiology Services has multiple locations. This site offers a full spectrum of radiology services, including CT (computed tomography) scans and MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging).
Hawaii Diagnostic Radiology Services, a physician-owned practice previously known as Yeoh & Muranaka Radiology, was founded in 1968. This location was previously used as the hospital’s emergency room. It is open Monday through Saturday to accommodate patients.
The company uses state-of-the-art technology that speeds up scan times and yields quality images for physicians and other healthcare providers to make proper diagnoses and care plans. The patient’s digital images and reports become part of their electronic medical records that can easily be shared electronically with any treating provider.