On September 23, 2015, the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Maui Regional System Board announced it selected Kaiser Permanente to enter negotiations with the state and the Maui board to manage the three state-owned hospitals in Maui County. Negotiations were slated begin shortly after the announcement. The Maui hospitals are Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Clinic, and Lanai Community Hospital. On May 4, 2015, the Hawaii legislature passed a bill to allow the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, and Board of the Maui Regional System Board to privatize one or more of the facilities of the Maui Regional System . . .