Long Term Care



About Our Services

Hilo Medical Center provides 24-hour Skilled Nursing Services and Rehabilitation Services designed to meet the needs of our East Hawaii community. We are able to accommodate a total of 114 residents. Each resident receives individualized and continuous nursing care. Our Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurse Aides and Restorative Nurse Aides works closely with medical staff and our long term care interdisciplinary team to ensure that each resident is provided with the highest quality of care.  

Hilo Medical Center’s Extended Care Facility offers a home-like environment while providing our kupuna and makua with specialized nursing care and rehabilitation services in our satellite rehab gym. Many of our residents in Extended Care reside here on a long term care basis, enjoying an array of daily activities, `ohana style dining, and much more. 

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Skilled & Intermediate Nursing Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Restorative Nursing
  • IV Therapy
  • Nutritional Services
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Work
  • On-Site Nurse Practitioners

Location and Contact Information

The Extended Care Facility is located below Hilo Medical Center and the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home. For more information, call (808) 932-3570.  

Recent Awards

In 2013 and 2014, Hilo Medical Center’s Long Term Care Department was recognized as a Providigm Accredited Facility for Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) and was awarded with the Embracing Quality Award for Prevention of Hospital Readmissions. 



  • Kerry Dee Pitcher, MPH, CNHA, Long-Term Care Administrator
  • Deb Vares, RN, Long-Term Care Nurse Manager