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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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Bay Clinic grants from Macy’s, Safeway

MEDIA RELEASE Bay Clinic’s Women’s Health Program has received a $2,000 boost from Macy’s. The Women’s Health Program provides comprehensive OB/GYN services to women living in East Hawaii who are not insured, underinsured, or on medical assistance. “Macy’s generous support helps us ensure that women in our service area have access to affordable prenatal care, […]

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Graham named president of NHCH

MEDIA RELEASE The Queen’s Health Systems (Queen’s), corporate parent of The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC), named Kenneth D. Graham, MPH, RHIA, FACHE, as permanent President of North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH). “Ken has demonstrated professional expertise and leadership while serving as Acting President of NHCH over the past year,” said Art Ushijima, President of The […]

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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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