Daiya Healthcare, a provider group specializing in post-acute and long-term care medicine, expanded operations into Hawaii with clinicians, offering primary care, psychiatry, palliative care and pain management to facilities there.

Daiya Healthcare began providing services on the island of Kaua’i last month.  

Based in Bellevue, WA, physician-owned Daiya serves more than 70 centers throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawai’i, New Mexico and California. 

Regency Kaua’i Care Center, an early client in Hawaii, said the partnership has already driven down rehospitalizations.

“We have been trying for years to get this level of service for our state’s most vulnerable population, and the pandemic has taught us how important it is to have high-level medical care in skilled nursing facilities,” said Brandi Hori-Moises, a nursing home administrator at Regency Kaua’i Care Center. “We need them everywhere. I hope to see them on all of the neighbor islands.”

Michelle Thompson, Daiya Healthcare’s chief strategy officer, said the group is planning to expand its program to provide similar services on The Big Island, Oahu, and Maui.