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Interim CEO named at Kona hospital

Interim CEO named at Kona hospital

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital has announced Kathryn Harter has been appointed to the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the hospital. She is currently the hospital’s Chief Nurse Executive. Her new position starts Nov. 1. Harter has 33 years of professional experience including 19 years in administration. Most recently, Kathryn served as […]

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KCH pursues accreditation of cancer program

KCH pursues accreditation of cancer program

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital (KCH) is currently in the process of having its cancer program accredited through the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Care (CoC.) The CoC developed an approvals program that has national standards of delivery of cancer care services. This voluntary process ensures that patients have access to the full scope […]

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Greenia resigns from Kona Community Hospital

Greenia resigns from Kona Community Hospital

MEDIA RELEASE The West Hawaii Regional Board of Directors of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) announced Tuesday, Sept. 28 that the board has accepted the resignation of Earl Greenia, chief executive officer of Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital. Greenis has accepted a health care executive position in California. His last day will be […]

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KCH checks emergency preparedness pulse (Aug. 26)

KCH checks emergency preparedness pulse (Aug. 26)

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Emily Mendez-Bryant | KCH Community Relations Kona Community Hospital (KCH) will be conducting a decontamination exercise Thursday, Aug. 26. The hospital will serve as the primary location for this event. The training will focus on the Healthcare Association of Hawaii Emergency Management Committee’s “Code Orange” which is activated when there […]

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Educational series ends with 'Future of Healthcare' discussion

Educational series ends with ‘Future of Healthcare’ discussion

MEDIA RELEASE Twelve months ago, Kona Community Hospital launched a new program to develop health care leaders in West Hawaii. The West Hawaii Healthcare Leadership Series is a year-long program that focuses on leadership and organizational development, financial and quantitative analysis and topics specific to the health care industry. The participants include managers from Kona […]

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KCH youth volunteer program provides early start

KCH youth volunteer program provides early start

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital’s Junior Volunteer Corps (JVC) program will begin its next cohort of participants in mid-August. The program provides students 14 or older an opportunity to volunteer at the hospital and a jump-start in their future career by giving them a chance to explore different healthcare career choices. Earl Greenia, KCH’s Chief […]

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KCH receives 'Get With The Guidelines' silver award

KCH receives ‘Get With The Guidelines’ silver award

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Emily Mendez-Bryant | Community Relations Kona Community Hospital Kona Community Hospital (KCH) has received the Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Kona Community Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 […]

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KCH receives Chamber business innovation award

KCH receives Chamber business innovation award

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Emily Mendez-Bryant | Kona Community Hospital Community Relations Kona Community Hospital has received the Pualu Business Innovation Award from the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce at the annual Membership and Installation Luncheon on Friday, June 25. The hospital was selected for its excellence in enhancing patient care, employee development, marketing and […]

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New Kona hospital falls program reduces risks

New Kona hospital falls program reduces risks

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Emily Mendez-Bryant | Kona Community Hospital Community Relations Kona Community Hospital (KCH) recently took steps to enhance its falls reduction program. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations began adding National Patient Safety Goals that included reducing falls and prevention of harm from falls; an initiative that has come […]

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Like most hospitals across the nation, Kona Community Hospital will recognize National Hospital Week. A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy community.

National Hospital Week puts spotlight on people (May 9-15)

Like most hospitals across the nation, Kona Community Hospital will recognize National Hospital Week. A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals […]

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Project Compassion benefits Bridge House (April 18)

Project Compassion benefits Bridge House (April 18)

Kona Community Hospital’s very own CEO, Earl Greenia, will be a guest server at Denny’s on April 18 – to help support a program called Project Compassion. Bridge House, a non-profit organization, will be the beneficiary of the fundraising proceeds. Please show your support by having Sunday dinner at Denny’s.

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New chief financial officer for Kona Community Hospital

New chief financial officer for Kona Community Hospital

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital (KCH) has announced Dean Herzog has been appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer for the hospital as of Monday, March 29. Herzog has more than 25 years of professional experience in the healthcare industry. He recently was the Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Director for Integris Health in Oklahoma. Prior […]

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Portable ultrasound machine for KCH

Portable ultrasound machine for KCH

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital (KCH) recently received a new state-of-the-art portable ultrasound machine for the Emergency Department through funding provided by a generous donor. “This machine will enable us to perform procedures in the Emergency Department without having to move the patient to another room or department,” said Richard McDowell, MD., KCH’s Chief of […]

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KCH announces new medical executive committee

KCH announces new medical executive committee

KCH announces new medical executive committee MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital has announce the medical executive committee for 2010 – Eddie Herd, M.D. (pediatrician) – Chief of Staff, Elizabeth Groshong, D.O. (anesthesiologist) – Vice Chief of Staff, and Christina Collins, M.D. (obstetrician/gynecologist) – Secretary/Treasurer. The team will serve a two-year term. Former Chief of Staff […]

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