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Kona Hospital Auxiliary awards $15,000 in nursing scholarships

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded $15,000 in nursing scholarships to six local students seeking to pursue nursing careers. The Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary nursing scholarship program annually awards up to $2500 per recipient to nursing students. This year the program funded scholarships for three new nursing students and three returning recipients. […]

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Voluntary nationwide recall of tattoo ink, tattoo needles, tattoo kits due to microbial contamination

White & Blue Lion, Inc. in the City of Industry, CA is recalling all lots of tattoo Inks and tattoo needles due to pathogenic bacterial contamination. The inks and needles are sold in tattoo kits and the inks are also sold separately by 8Decades and White & Blue Lion, Inc. through www.amazon.comdisclaimer icon. There was […]

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Public meeting on HHSC in East Hawaii (July 19)

MEDIA RELEASE The East Hawaii Regional Board of Directors for Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) hold its annual public meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at Ka‘u Hospital, 1 Kamani Street in Pahala. Island residents are invited to attend this meeting, which will be specific to Ka‘u and its surrounding community. An overview of […]

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Ainsley resigns medical board position

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation’s East Hawaii Regional Board of Directors has announced Howard N. Ainsley has submitted his resignation as Regional Chief Executive Officer of the East Hawaii Region effective Aug. 9, 2014. Ainsley will join the Novant Health System in North Carolina, as CEO of its newest affiliated facility, Morehead Memorial […]

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Family Fun Day, open house slated for noon-3 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at new facility

Kaiser Permanente welcomes patients to Kona Medical Office

Family Fun Day, open house slated for noon-3 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at new facility

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Kona Hospital Foundation celebrates 30 years of service

This year marks a notable milestone for the Kona Hospital Foundation (KHF) as it celebrates 30 years of dedicated service to Kona Community Hospital (KCH) and the west Hawaii community. The Foundation was established on June 21, 1984 by Allen Wilcox, Dr. Garold Enloe, Fred Fujimoto and Richard Ishida. Their mission was to provide a […]

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Alii Health Center, Kona Community Hospital welcome obstetricians

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital has added three new doctors of Obstetrics and Gynecology to its Women’s Services team. They are Danielle Potter, M.D., Gary Bernard, D.O. and Harnath Holmes, M.D. Potter, Holmes and Bernard are employed by Alii Health Center in Keauhou (a subsidiary of Hawaii Health Systems Corp.), and are credentialed to perform […]

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‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ workshop (July 10-11)

MEDIA RELEASE A two-day Leader Training Workshop on Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) will be held July 10-11 at the Waimea Civic Center. The workshop is designed to educate professionals working with family caregivers and community volunteers who will then use the curriculum to conduct PTC classes in their local communities. The workshop runs 7:30 […]

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Olde Thompson Inc. Oxnard, CA is recalling to the consumer level Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars with a Best Before date of 03/2017 and Lot #: OT 065099, OT 065169, OT 065254, OT 065255, OT 065256, and OT 065284, due to possible contamination by Salmonella. This recall is being undertaken with the knowledge of the FDA.

Some Kirkland Coarse Ground Pepper recalled due to possible salmonella risk

Olde Thompson Inc. Oxnard, CA is recalling to the consumer level Kirkland Signature Coarse Ground Malabar Pepper 12.7 OZ Plastic Jars with a Best Before date of 03/2017 and Lot #: OT 065099, OT 065169, OT 065254, OT 065255, OT 065256, and OT 065284, due to possible contamination by Salmonella. This recall is being undertaken […]

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Infectious diseases among top conditions for waitlisted patients

MEDIA RELEASE Nearly one in five of Hawaii’s waitlisted patients — that is, those remaining in a hospital after the need for acute care ceases — have an infectious disease, according to discharge data analyzed by the Hawaii Health Information Corporation (HHIC), the state’s premier healthcare data collector and analyzer. Waitlist patients are those needing […]

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US Trading Company Voluntary Recall of Crushed Chili Powder Because of Possible Health Risk

US Trading Company voluntary recall of crushed chili powder because of possible Salmonella

US Trading Company of Hayward, CA is recalling its Dragonfly Brand Crushed Chili Powder in 6.3 ounce plastic tubs with lot code 359XP, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune […]

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On Friday April 25, 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature appropriated $750,000 for a new emergency room facility for the Puna Community Medical Center. The Hawaii State Legislature has appropriated $800,000 in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for the feasibility study, planning, and design components for a new Puna District Regional Library.

Legislature approves funds for Puna Community Medical Center and Library

On Friday April 25, 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature appropriated $750,000 for a new emergency room facility for the Puna Community Medical Center. The Hawaii State Legislature has appropriated $800,000 in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for the feasibility study, planning, and design components for a new Puna District Regional Library.

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