VA Pacific Islands and Hunt Companies Hawaiʻi marked a milestone on December 21 with the groundbreaking for the Advanced Leeward Outpatient Healthcare Access (ALOHA) project in Kalaeloa.

Upon completion, the $120 million, 88,675 square-foot multi-specialty outpatient clinic will provide primary and mental health care, X-ray, laboratory and diagnostic services. It will also include a pharmacy and specialty care for more than 87,000 Veterans on Oʻahu.

Traditional Hawaiian ceremony

“Today is a momentous one for VA Pacific Islands and the tens of thousands of local Veterans we serve,” said Health System Director Dr. Adam Robinson. “The ALOHA project will allow us to significantly expand the services we offer to our Veterans by increasing access to VA’s advanced technology, top providers and staff who will bring safe, compassionate, quality care to them.”

Realizes the vision of late Senator Daniel Akaka

For Hunt, the developer for the state-of-the-art facility and the largest military housing owner in the United States, this groundbreaking signifies its continued commitment to U.S. service members.

“This facility will serve a community with a rich military history which has been waiting a long time for improved access to health care closer to home,” said Steve Colón, president of Hunt’s Development Division in Hawai‘i and Navy Veteran. “The ALOHA project realizes the vision and mission of the late Senator Daniel Akaka, who worked tirelessly to ensure that our Veterans and service members get the support they need where they need it. Hunt is proud to be part of this pivotal moment.”

The facility is expected to open in late 2023. Access Google drive renderings of the ALOHA project.

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5 Comments

  1. Chris S. January 8, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    Wow!
    Over $1,353.00 a square foot?
    I don’t think so.
    Did Trump have anything to do with this contract?
    Or was this the Bush idea?
    When did contractors EVER save the government a dollar?

  2. Marguerite Quintana January 1, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Disturbs me to know how inner connected the Government is with corporations as BIG as Hunt Corp.What Veteran can even afford to live there? I am a disabled Veteran and I am feeling the brunt of deep pocket diversification and the “Going paperless ” demands and being told how to spend my money on a dammed COMPUTER PAYMENTS ONLY. As if these Corperates now rule the dam planet! Im a disabled Veteran who couldn’t even afford to go back to my own place of birth in New Port Beach Ca. Much less a Pacific Island for God sakes. The cost of living is so dammed high! Guess I can see where the idea of” Living the American dream” is truly headed now days. I do love my on base housing rental only because I love the management and maintenance People who have made the rental experience here so very pleasant. However, It’s going to be a very embarrassing moment if my spouse (currently on hospice)and I get evicted for not paying for our rent online. All according to new Government AND Hunt Corp. Regulations Of course. Shame on you People who ever you think you are! And don’t think you can push us off into an Old Folks home cause we don’t want to use a computer. Last time I checked, its neither against the law or the Constitution to refuse to use one. My spouse and I are both 100% disabled vets and we do not believe the VA has our protection in mind at all. Glad to know YOU ALL CAN AFFORD to put a VA facility there for those who can AFFORD it.

  3. Daniel Kibbee January 1, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Maybe I’m wrong but at a 120million the CBOC should be a hospital with 24/7 Emergency abilities and a small ICU/CCU stabilization unit.
    In my opinion CBOC should be used in let’s say sparsely populated Veteran communities. Are VHA Personal spending allotted monies wisely.
    Just a thought for our great VA Medical system.

  4. Ernest Howe January 1, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    Another waste of money for sub standard, govt. run Healthcare! But it keeps a govt. union employee working & keeps those bonuses coming too as long as they get the statistics looking good!
    I wouldn’t trust my dog to VA Healthcare! OLDER Veterans are just an expense & the young ones coming home are good Guinea Pigs to experiment & practice on. Line tbe Doc at an Indiana Facility who (VA IG wording here) “BOTCHED” 147 foot & ankle surgeries. Now any normal person would assume that to be a good c reason to FIRE that incompetent SOB, but not at the VA! Nope, they just put him on probation!
    If you made 147 mistakes at your job, would you still be working there?

  5. Robert Jones January 1, 2022 at 9:32 am

    It’s about time

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