LOS ANGELES — Hawaii legislators advanced two bills on Friday intended to help St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii reopen two Oahu hospitals, one of which would provide the system with $80 million in special-purpose revenue bond authority.

The Roman Catholic religious order would use the money for upgrades across its seven-hospital system, but also to reopen Hawaii Medical Center West in Ewa as a hospital and HMC-East in Liliha as a long-term care center, said state Rep. Rida Cabanilla, a Democrat.

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