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Bay Clinic earns highest patient-centered medical home recognition

Bay Clinic earns highest patient-centered medical home recognition

MEDIA RELEASE The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Bay Clinic, Inc. has been awarded the highly coveted designation of a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the NCQA. This is the highest level attainable by a medical practice. PCMH recognition affirms that a primary care practice provides an exceptionally high […]

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Shed destroyed, home saved in HPP fire

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Fire crews arrived Thursday afternoon at a home on 28th Street in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keaau to find a large shed fully engulfed by fire. The 480-square-foot shed was destroyed, causing an estimated $24,000 in damage, but the single-family dwelling was spared. No injuries were reported. The first alarm was at 2:11 […]

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Shriners Hospitals outreach clinic in Hilo (Dec. 10-12)

MEDIA RELEASE Shriners Hospitals pediatric orthopedic specialists will be in Hilo this week. They will be seeing children 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 to Friday, Dec. 12 at the ARC of Hilo, 1099 Waianenue Avenue. Appointments are highly recommended. Shriners accepts insurance or no insurance. It treats all keiki regardless of ability to pay. […]

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Medical director named to Kona Community Hospital, Kohala Hospital

MEDIA RELEASE Richard McDowell has accepted the position of Medical Director for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) West Hawaii Region which includes Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital. He began his new duties Dec. 1, 2014. McDowell has more than 30 years of experience in emergency medicine. He was the Director of Emergency Medicine […]

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Lions Club of Kona offers free health screenings

MEDIA RELEASE The Lions Club of Kona is sponsoring FREE medical screenings on Saturday, November 22 from 8 am to 12 noon in the Konawaena Elementary School cafeteria for anyone residing in West Hawaii. The Lions Club of Kona and audiologist Dr. Kayla Smith will provide hearing screenings for both adults and children. Project Vision […]

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Lisa Downing: ‘Being prepared is a hospital-wide effort, and we continuously drill and re-train all departments’

KCH measures Ebola readiness under eye of state epidemiologist

Lisa Downing: ‘Being prepared is a hospital-wide effort, and we continuously drill and re-train all departments’

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Kona Community Hospital donates medical van to Puna

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital (KCH) has donated its mobile medical van to the Puna Community Medical Center (PCMC). The mobile medical van was launched in 2012, with Kona Community Hospital contributing medical expertise and staff to coordinate services. Funding has been provided by HMSA. Since its launch, the van has provided services to the […]

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Planned Parenthood temporarily closing Kona center

MEDIA RELEASE Planned Parenthood of Hawaii will no longer be offering health care services at its Kona Health Center after Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 due to the expiration of its current lease at the Hualalai Road location. Planned Parenthood of Hawaii will focus on growing its Hawaii Island education and outreach programs and strengthening partnerships […]

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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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