Pacific Business News - The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific’s former outpatient clinic in Kihei will has opened Thursday, June 4, under new ownership as Premier Physical Therapy. Due to recent economic turmoil, Hawai‘i’s only acute-care rehabilitation hospital announced in March that it would close its two clinics on O‘ahu and sell its clinics in Kihei and in Kona on Hawai‘i Island to local physical therapists. The South Maui clinic’s supervisor for the last two and a half years, Maui physical therapist Malia Kimura bought the clinic from the hospital. She rehired its three full-time employees, which include an office manager and two other physical therapists. The 2,000-square-foot clinic Premier Physical Therapy is located in the Kihei-Wailea Medical Center in the Pi‘ilani Shopping Center at 221 Pi‘ikea Ave.