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North Hawaii Community Hospital offers scholarships for healthcare students

North Hawai‘i Community Hospital has scholarship opportunities available for students going into the healthcare field. The Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship offers $2,000 to a resident of Hawai‘i County who is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing accredited program in Hawai‘i or on the mainland.

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North Hawaii Community Hospital offers tips for a safe Fourth of July

Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner. For lots of us, that means fireworks, barbecues, and maybe a trip to the beach. Whatever you have planned, the staff at North Hawai’i Community Hospital wants you to be safe and offers the following tips to keep a trip to the emergency room off the […]

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Fire hydrant flow test in Waimea Tuesday (June 27)

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test on Māmalahoa Highway for the North Hawai‘i Community Hospital between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

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Free prediabetes education class at North Hawaii Community Hospital

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 86 million American adults – 1 out of every 3 – has prediabetes, with only 11% of individuals aware they have the condition. Without intervention, many people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. In an effort to curb these numbers and promote healthy living, […]

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Tips by NHCH on recognizing dengue fever

As of November 5, there have been a total of 15 confirmed cases of locally acquired dengue fever on the Big Island. There have been no confirmed cases at North Hawaii Community Hospital but hospital personnel are on alert for possible exposure.

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NHCH Emergency Department ranks in 99th percentile

MEDIA RELEASE NHCH’s Emergency Department ranked in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction scores in the month of June 2012. Press Ganey is contracted by NHCH to independently and objectively complete patient satisfaction surveys, which are mailed to patients at random. NHCH President and CEO Ken Wood said, “I am incredibly proud of our Emergency […]

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Fire/rescue responded to a 9:48 p.m. alarm Friday night (July 13) to a motorcycle crash with car near the 17 mile marker of Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 190).

Crews found an unresponsive 41 year-old man on the roadway. It was reported that a witness saw the motorcycle rider loose control and struck an oncoming car.

Motorcycle head-on crash shuts down Mamalahoa Highway Friday (July 13)

Fire/rescue responded to a 9:48 p.m. alarm Friday night (July 13) to a motorcycle crash with car near the 17 mile marker of Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 190). Crews found an unresponsive 41 year-old man on the roadway. It was reported that a witness saw the motorcycle rider loose control and struck an oncoming car.

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Park to step down from role at NHCH as Chief Medical Officer

After serving eighteen months as Chief Medical Officer, William I. Park, MD, announced today he will step down from his leadership position in North Hawaii Medical Group (NHMG), effective July 1, 2012. Dr. Park will continue to serve as senior general surgeon and will remain on the hospital’s Board of Directors.

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Big Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a Texas woman who died after snorkeling along the Kohala Coast on Sunday.

South Kohala patrol officers responded to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital Sunday evening in response to an 8 p.m. call reporting the death of 71-year-old Sokoon Yu of Flour Mound, Texas.

Texas woman dies after snorkeling along Kohala Coast Sunday (June 24)

Big Island police have initiated a coroner’s inquest case in connection with a Texas woman who died after snorkeling along the Kohala Coast on Sunday. South Kohala patrol officers responded to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital Sunday evening in response to an 8 p.m. call reporting the death of 71-year-old Sokoon Yu of Flour Mound, Texas.

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Lindsey appointed to board of North Hawaii Community Hospital

North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) announces the addition of Robert K. Lindsey to the hospital’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Lindsey, a retired Kamehameha Schools Administrator, brings years of political, cultural, business and community experience and knowledge to NHCH’s board.

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NHCH announces new breast health program

North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) announces a new Breast Health Program to offer patients access to the latest cutting-edge technology, a more comfortable experience, faster image analysis and on-going st support, in coordination with Hawaii’s new mammography self-referral law, which takes effect on July 1, 2012.

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NHCH’s Rabalais earns re-certification in infection control

The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC) has announced Jennifer Rabalais, Infection Prevention Coordinator at North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) has demonstrated a mastery of infection prevention and control knowledge by taking and passing the comprehensive examination.

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NHCH restricting maternal care service area

NHCH restricting maternal care service area

MEDIA RELEASE NHCH was designed to support a maximum of 550 births each year. Last year, 663 babies were delivered and that number is on pace to exceed 700 births in 2012. At present, 51 percent of the births at NHCH are from women who live outside the hospital’s service area. To ease overcrowding and […]

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Demonstrators urge support for midwives at North Hawaii Community Hospital

About 30-40 demonstrators took to the sidewalks in front of North Hawaii Community Hospital on March 19, 2012 to voice their support for the Midwife program at the hospital and to protest any plan to reduce those services.

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