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Hunt Companies Hawai‘i Celebrates Grand Opening of Daniel K. Akaka Veterans Affairs Clinic

June 20, 2024

The Hunt Companies Hawai‘i team celebrated the grand opening of the Daniel K. Akaka Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic on Friday, April 5. The $130 million, 88,675-square-foot multi-specialty outpatient clinic was completed on-time and on-budget. The facility will provide primary and mental health care, x-ray, laboratory and diagnostic services, a pharmacy and specialty care for roughly 87,000 veterans on O‘ahu, as well as veterans throughout the Pacific Islands.

This much-anticipated facility is providing a significant boost in accessibility and quality of care for veterans residing in the region, addressing a long-standing need for local and comprehensive healthcare services. The opening of the clinic is a noteworthy event for the community and marks a major milestone in the ongoing commitment to offer the best possible care for those who have served in the armed forces.

Veteran families, local leaders and healthcare professionals joined the Hunt Companies’ team and other involved parties for a grand opening ceremony that included remarks from the late Sen. Akaka’s family including his son Dr. Gerard Akaka, a veteran and physician, and commenced with a traditional Hawaiian blessing and untying of the maile lei, followed by open house tours of the facility.

“The new Daniel Kahikina Akaka VA Clinic will serve veterans for decades to come,” said Dr. Adam Robinson, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System. “It is our next step towards providing safe, compassionate and quality care to those who have worn the cloth of our nation. Our goal has always been to ensure that all veterans have timely access to the care they deserve, and with this new clinic, we are making that goal a reality for West O‘ahu veterans.”

The facility features many environment friendly features, including a steel-frame canopy covered with solar panels that provides shelter and shade along the exterior walkway fronting the building while generating electricity to help power the facility, as well as 19 Electric Vehicle charging stations provided by Xeal Energy. The building is designed to maximize the use of natural lighting by incorporating high windows, while the landscaping features drought-tolerant plants native to Kalaeloa.

The clinic was designed with input from local veterans, ensuring that it is not only a place where they can receive medical care, but also a welcoming community space for veteran support and networking.

Hunt Companies Hawai‘i Celebrates Grand Opening of Daniel K. Akaka Veterans Affairs Clinic