Grand plan for Hilo medical center

  • This image shows the front of Hilo Medical Center and its proposed expansions.

  • This map shows the locations of the proposed Hilo Medical Center expansion.

  • BRINKMAN

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hilo Medical Center's phased expansion plan will utilize the current parking lots next to the hospital, as seen Tuesday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Hilo Medical Center's phased expansion plan will utilize the current parking lots next to the hospital, as seen Tuesday.

  • Hilo Medical Center's phased expansion plan will utilize the current parking lots next to the hospital, as seen Tuesday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Hilo Medical Center is one step closer to an expansion of its intensive care unit from 11 to 18 beds, according to Dan Brinkman, East Hawaii CEO of Hawaii Health Systems Corp.