‘Ai Pono Maui is a Residential Treatment Center specializing in the treatment of women with eating disorders licensed by the State of Hawaii Department of Health.

All treatment at ‘Ai Pono Maui is provided under the supervision of a licensed physician credentialed by the medical staff to practice in their area of medical training and specialization with registered nurses onsite on a continuous basis.

Our program was designed by Dr. Anita Johnston, a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and Approved Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), and treatment practices are evidence-based, incorporating the collective wisdom of highly skilled and experienced eating disorder treatment professionals.

Ai Pono Maui has earned Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program from The Joint Commission. The certification demonstrates Ai Pono Maui’s commitment to the behavioral health care services in the treatment of women with eating disorders.

Ai Pono Maui underwent a rigorous on-site survey in April of 2014. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with standards related to key concepts of person-centered health care to support recovery and resilience philosophies.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at