Physician Recruitment

Are you a physician looking for a new opportunity? The West Hawaii Region for HHSC is currently seeking healthcare providers to join our team. This beautiful area encompasses the Districts of North and South Kohala and North and South Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, with superb weather year-round. You can choose to live near the ocean or in the hills and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, diving, snorkeling, hiking, golf, tennis and more. The region also offers a variety of cultural activities, including music, dance, community theater, geology, astronomy, ecology, and much more. Our friendly and appreciative population welcomes you to our community.

The region includes Kona Community Hospital (KCH) in Kealakekua and Kohala Hospital in Kapaau. With a shortage of healthcare providers here, physician opportunities include: opening your own independent practice and joining one or both hospital medical staff; joining the practice of an existing physician or group; or practicing as a contracted physician.


Kona Community Hospital

Kona Community Hospital is a full-service, 94-bed acute care hospital located in Kealakekua, Hawaii, serving the residents and visitors of the West Hawaii region. If you are interested in working at Kona Community Hospital or Kohala Hospital, please contact Kelly Ebertowski at the Medical Staff Office at 808-322-6974.

Primary Care and Specialty Practice

Primary care physicians and specialty practitioners are in high demand in both the West Hawaii Island community. If you are interested, please contact Kelly Ebertowski at the Medical Staff Office at 808-322-6974.

Hospitalist Program

If you are a hospitalist seeking a new opportunity, the Hospitalist Program for Kona Community Hospital is seeking full-time physicians to join their team. Through a partnership with Sound Physicians, the physician-founded and led program offers a better hospitalist career. For more information, contact Robert Crabtree at (253) 720-1943 or email at


Kohala Hospital

Kohala Hospital is a critical access hospital located in Kapaau, Hawaii, providing acute and emergency medical care to the residents and visitors of the North Kohala district. If you are interested in becoming a physician at Kohala Hospital, contact Kelly Ebertowski at the Medical Staff Office at 808-322-6974.


Alii Health Center

Alii Health Center is an independent multi-specialty practice affiliated with HHSC that employs physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in their clinics, all of whom are also on the medical staff of Kona Community Hospital. If you are interested in the physician employment model, contact Lei Cataraha for more information at