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Layoffs announced for Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua and Ka‘u Hospital

Nearly 90 employees will be laid off and some services will be cut at Hilo Medical Center, Ka‘u Hospital and Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua because of a projected $7 million deficit in the fiscal year starting July 1, 2015

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Peterson is selected as new Med-QUEST Division Administrator

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., will join the department as the new Med-QUEST Division (MQD) Administrator. Dr. Mohr Peterson is a nationally-recognized leader in Medicaid, health care transformation and Affordable Care Act implementation.

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KCH: New board members, fundraising, infant security

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community (KCH) and Kohala Hospitals recently welcomed three new members to the West Hawaii Region Board of Directors. New BOD members are Adrienne R. Klein, Michael H. Schlueter and Danielle Kuulei Potter Stovaw, MD. “We are happy to welcome three new board members,” said Bill Cliff, Board Chair. “Each brings invaluable experiences […]

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New generation in ultrasound technology

MEDIA RELEASE North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) is offering patients a new generation of ultrasound equipment, featuring truly pioneering technology that increases ultrasound image quality and significantly improves diagnostic confidence. This cutting‐edge technology is made available by three recently acquired Acuson S3000 ultrasound systems from Siemen’s Healthcare. “The advanced technologies available through the new devices […]

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NHCH outreach program teaching healthy nutrition

MEDIA RELEASE North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) is looking to change the conversation from healing sickness to health prevention with a new revolutionary nutrition and education outreach program that teaches North Hawaii students through a hands‐on, holistic approach. “Encouraging healthy living through a holistic approach is the foundation of our mission,” says Gary Goldberg, Chief […]

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‘Hawaii says no more’ to domestic violence

MEDIA RELEASE More than one dozen of Hawaii’s leading government and non-profit organizations announced a new statewide initiative, Hawaii Says NO MORE, a unprecedented effort to raise visibility, create awareness, encourage conversation and break the social stigma surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault. Child and Family Service Hawaii, the Department of the Attorney General, the […]

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Photo from the Tuesday morning (Feb 24) overflight showing the north margin breakout. This photo is looking downslope with Pahoa in the background. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

Study looking at how people cope with vog

MEDIA RELEASE A new study to examine how people who live downwind of Kilauea volcano cope with volcanic gas emissions, or vog, is currently underway. Led by Dr. Claire Horwell, director of the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network and a researcher at Durham University in the United Kingdom, the study is being conducted in cooperation […]

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Aloha recalls line of Premium Protein products due to possible health risk

Aloha, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all packages of Premium Protein powder in chocolate and vanilla blends because it has the potential to be contaminated with Staphylococcus enterotoxin. The presence of Staphylococcus enterotoxins may be injurious to health and may result in staphylococcal food poisoning. Nausea, vomiting, retching, abdominal cramping, and prostration may occur.

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Goldberg named NHCH chief medical officer

MEDIA RELEASE North Hawaii Community Hospital announces Gary Goldberg, M.D., as the hospital’s first Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the organization’s nearly 19‐year history. “Dr. Goldberg brings several strong attributes to the role of CMO, including his long tenure at NHCH, his keen awareness of hospital processes, and his constructive approach to communications,” said Ken […]

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Kona Community Hospital launches hi‐tech language service

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital has launched a wireless video language interpretation service to accommodate patients who have language barriers or who may be deaf or hard-of-hearing. “This system will greatly enhance the quality of care and improve the entire patient encounter. From diagnostics and treatment to discharge planning, we’re now able to offer a […]

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Hamakua-Kohala Health Center helps more than 1,500

MEDIA RELEASE Hamakua-Kohala Health Center has announced overall positive results for 2014, facilitating at least 1,500 helpful interactions between residents and the Hawaii Health Connector. By linking families with the relevant insurers and service channels, many beneficial outcomes were reported throughout the community. Hamakua-Kohala Health Center is a federally-qualified health center, operating with their clinic […]

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DHS schedules maintenance on KOLEA (Jan. 15-19)

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Human Services (DHS) Med-QUEST Division (MQD) eligibility system, KOLEA, will be down for maintenance from 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 through noon Monday, Jan. 19. The scheduled system enhancements include changes to both the client and worker portals. They will improve program integrity and help eligible individuals obtain and maintain […]

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