Hilo Medical Center
Hilo Medical Center (HMC) is the largest facility in the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. Established in 1897, HMC has grown from a 10-bed hospital, erected by the Hawaiian Government, to the present facility of 164-acute licensed beds including a 108-bed licensed extended-care facility, a 20-bed psychiatric unit (the only such unit on the Island of Hawaii), and an accredited home care agency. Built in 1984, next to the old hospital, the new facility sits on roughly 20.5 acres of land, adjacent to the picturesque Wailuku River. Also on the campus is the St. Francis Dialysis Center, the Hawaii Radiologic Associates Women's Imaging Center, and the medical center's Hawaii Pacific Oncology Center.
Today, HMC is the largest employer in [hilo], with over 800 employees.