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Senate confirms Pressler as DOH director

MEDIA RELEASE In an unanimous decision, members of the State Senate have confirmed Dr. Virginia Pressler as the Director of the Department of Health (DOH). “She’s a powerful advocate for those who need health care. She’s been very close and embedded to the work we do here on coordinated care, always focusing on those who […]

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Cesspool comment deadline extended

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Health (DOH) has initiated the process to accept written comments and hold a public hearing on proposed changes to Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-62, Wastewater Systems. Proposed changes include prohibiting the installation of new cesspools and requiring connections or upgrades of existing cesspools to septic systems within 180 days […]

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Governor appoints Gill as acting health director

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Gary Gill as Acting Director of the state Department of Health. “During this interim period, Gary is ready to ensure that the important work of the Department of Health continues without interruption,” Abercrombie said. “He shares my utmost confidence and that of the entire DOH ohana in moving […]

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Tributes for Health Director Fuddy

Richard Taffe, Director of West Hawaii Community Health Center and Senator Josh Green provide a tribute to Loretta Fuddy, followed by a moment of silence. Visionary Video Hawaii 24/7 Staff Family, friends and coworkers from Honolulu to Washington, D.C. paid tribute Thursday to Loretta Fuddy, the state Department of Health director who died Wednesday afternoon […]

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Governor releases $12.7 million for state facilities, data systems

MEDIA RELEASE On July 19, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the release of more than $12.7 million for capital improvement projects (CIPs) ranging from priority work at state health centers and correctional facilities to upgrades for Hawaii’s statewide data network. “These projects will provide an immediate return in terms of jobs and boosting our economy, while […]

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TB skin testing restarts in clinics statewide

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health has acquired an adequate supply of purified protein derivative (PPD) solution used for tuberculosis (TB) skin testing and resumed providing the tuberculin skin test (TST) in all DOH TB clinics statewide Monday, July 15, 2013. Availability of TB test solution is returning to normal throughout Hawaii and the […]

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HI-5 redemption centers change of operating hours

MEDIA RELEASE Effective Monday, July 15, 2013, hours of operation at four (4) HI-5 certified redemption centers at Hawai‘i County recycling and transfer stations will change following a reduction in funding for the program by the state Department of Health. The following certified redemption centers will have new hours: Hilo: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 8 […]

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Governor signs feral birds law

MEDIA RELEASE Excessive feeding of feral birds that causes offensive odors, property damage or health problems for neighbors would be a public health nuisance under a measure signed into law by Gov. Neil Abercrombie. The new law — effective immediately — enables the state Health Department to investigate complaints of bird nuisances on private property […]

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Health officials investigate possible syphilis outbreak on Big Island

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is investigating five cases of syphilis reported over the past five months primarily on the Big Island of Hawaii. On June 10, DOH sent a medical advisory to physicians statewide to raise awareness regarding this possible syphilis outbreak. Although most of the cases were reported in men who […]

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Hepatitis A case reported on Big Isle

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The state Department of Health is continuing its investigating into several cases of Hepatitis A infection, including one reported on the Big Island Previously, three cases on Oahu and one on Kauai were confirmed by the state DOH. A Big Island man also has become ill, although no further details have been […]

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Tainted Costco berries sold in Hawaii

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries sold at Costco has spread to Hawaii. State health officials are investigating three cases of Hepatitis A, linked to a frozen berry product. Two cases have been reported on Oahu and one on Kauai; none have been reported on the Big Island. One person […]

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State awards grants over Japan tsunami marine debris

Gary Gill: ‘Hawaii has depended on volunteers to keep marine debris off our beaches. We are providing a little support for the very big job they do.’

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