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Sayre appointed to HHSC West Hawaii board

MEDIA RELEASE The HHSC West Hawaii Region board of directors elected Frank Sayre, DDS as its new chairman. The West Hawaii Region is comprised of Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital. Sayre, who joined the West Hawaii Region board in July 2014, is a retired dentist. He was previously a member of the KCH surgical […]

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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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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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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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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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Alii Health Center, Kona Community Hospital welcome obstetricians

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital has added three new doctors of Obstetrics and Gynecology to its Women’s Services team. They are Danielle Potter, M.D., Gary Bernard, D.O. and Harnath Holmes, M.D. Potter, Holmes and Bernard are employed by Alii Health Center in Keauhou (a subsidiary of Hawaii Health Systems Corp.), and are credentialed to perform […]

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Foundation’s annual fundraising gala a success

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Hospital Foundation hosted its most successful benefit fundraiser ever. As a result the Foundation will be purchasing $250,000 worth of New Operating Room Technology for Kona Community Hospital. The 12th annual “Life, Health and Giving” gala benefit last month at the Four Seasons Resort was emceed by Lyman Medeiros and featured […]

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Metabolic, bariatric program offered in Kona

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital announces the recent opening the Kona Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center. The center is a collaboration with Alii Health Center and is offering a comprehensive weight loss program including medical and surgical weight loss options previously unavailable in west Hawaii. A multidisciplinary team at the new center will offer patients […]

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Monty Richards Community Awards 2013 announced

MEDIA RELEASE Bank of Hawaii Foundation named Friends of the Future’s Hawaii Collaborative Health Initiative, Hilo Medical Center and Kona Hospital Foundation as the 2013 Bank of Hawaii Monty Richards Hawaii Island Community Award recipients. * Friends of the Future received $5,000 to purchase simulation equipment to help train neonatal resuscitation team members at Kona […]

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National Hospital Week puts spotlight on people

MEDIA RELEASE Kona Community Hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. This is the message being touted via this year’s National Hospital Week theme, “A Guiding Light for Changing Times.” The annual event, scheduled for May 12-18, is […]

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Kona Community Hospital activates rotor program

Kreuzer: ‘We’re now able to greatly reduce emergency transit times for patients who require transfer, which in turn will improve outcomes for those patients’

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Kona, Kohala hospitals receive ‘Award of Community Excellence’

MEDIA RELREASE Kona Community and Kohala Hospitals has received the Award of Community Excellence from The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii in recognition of its recently adopted smoke and tobacco-free campus policies. Both campuses, which comprise the West Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, became smoke and tobacco-free effective Jan. 1, 2013. Brenda Larson, […]

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Kona Community Hospital infection rates decline

MEDIA RELEASE At Kona Community Hospital, Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) are trending down across all infection types. The third quarter 2012 HAI Surveillance Report indicated that HAIs have been on the decline at KCH for the entire year. HAIs are infections caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses in the course of receiving care in any […]

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