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Green schedules briefing on readiness for ebola (Oct. 22)

MEDIA RELEASE State Sen. Josh Green M.D., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, has scheduled an informational briefing at the State Capitol for Wednesday, October 22 at 9:00 AM on Hawaii’s preparedness for outbreaks of infectious disease, including the Ebola virus. “Ebola kills more than half the people it infects,” Green said, “so this […]

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Lt. Gov. releases $33M for UH Hilo College of Pharmacy

MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, as acting governor, has announced the release of $33 million for the construction of a 35,000-square-foot instructional and research facility for the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii (UH) at Hilo. “This facility will provide the space needed for students and faculty to learn […]

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NIH funds five-year expansion of health disparities

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii’s multidisciplinary research into why some of Hawaii’s residents live the longest while others struggle to get beyond their 50’s will continue under the leadership of John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges, MD. The $15.4 million, five-year renewal comes on the heels of a successful foundation laid […]

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Student pharmacists to pledge commitment in White Coat Ceremony (Oct. 12)

Student pharmacists to pledge commitment in White Coat Ceremony (Oct. 12)

MEDIA RELEASE Eighty-three student pharmacists will recite the Oath of a Pharmacist at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy’s (DKICP) White Coat Ceremony in the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center on Oct. 12. The event, which takes place from 2-4 p.m., is open to the public. The ceremony signifies […]

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Kissel named to lead Hawaii Health Connector

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Connector Board of Directors today announced it has selected Jeffrey M. Kissel as the new executive director of the Connector. Kissel, a highly successful chief executive with a proven track record of leading successful organizations, will replace Interim Executive Director Tom Matsuda as head of the state’s health insurance marketplace. […]

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Hawaii Palliative Care Center making a difference

MEDIA RELEASE It has been seven months since the grand opening of the Hawaii Palliative Care Center (HPCC) and already the impact can be felt in the patient stories who have accessed its care and support. Anita Politano-Steckel speaks softly as she explains the difference the HPCC has made for her and family. “I’ve had […]

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Zelko-Schlueter joins East Hawaii Regional Board of Directors

MEDIA RELEASE The East Hawaii Regional Board (EHRB) of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation announces Jennifer Leilani Zelko-Schlueter as its newest member. The 12-member board is responsible for governing Hilo Medical Center, Hale Hoola Hamakua, Ka‘u Hospital and 12 general and specialty outpatient clinics. “Our directors welcome Jennifer aboard and we look forward to her participation […]

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Committee hearing on public health system budget (Sept. 22)

MEDIA RELEASE WHO: House Committee on Health WHEN: 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 WHERE: Kona Community Hospital Special Services Building, Conference Room 2 79-1019 Haukapila Street Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750 WHAT: This meeting is part of a series of planned informational briefings and community-based public hearings by the Committee on Health related to the Hawaii […]

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Hawaii CC offering CNA course in West Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Community College (Hawaii CC) is offering a new course this fall in West Hawaii that prepares students to become Certified Nurses’ Aides (CNA) in just two months. Students who successfully complete the course will be ready to the take the certification test that will allow them to become a CNA. “With tuition […]

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Updated report released on medical marijuana dispensary system

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force has announced the release of a newly updated report on the policies and procedures for access, distribution, security, and other relevant issues related to the medical use of marijuana in Hawaii. The report was produced by the Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) and updates findings released […]

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The start of the Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact meeting while it was civil. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting (Aug 30)

Video from the Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting Saturday (Aug 30) at Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science (HAAS School). Concerns and questions are raised about the release of Hydrogen Sulfide gas on the day night of Tropical Storm Iselle.

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Geothermal meeting ends with punches being thrown

The Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact Meeting was winding down to a conclusion when an attendee started shouting and eventually threw punches at organizers.

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