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Activation Teams for Trauma, Heart Attack and Stroke

Since 2011, Hilo Medical Center has instituted activation teams as a “best practice” approach in the way we care for trauma, heart attack and stroke patients. This best practice originated out of the Hilo Medical Center’s Trauma Program.

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We're Tobacco-Free!

In observance of World No Tobacco Day on Friday, May 31, the Tobacco-Free Coalition of East Hawaii presented recognition plaques to Howard Ainsley, East Hawaii Regional CEO of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation and Hilo Medical Center; Merilyn Harris, Administrator of Kau Hospital; and Therese Glowania, Personnel Management Specialist at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua for the hospitals’ tobacco-free policy – effective May 1.

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Hospital Foundation Working to Improve Community Health

On February 22, the Hilo Medical Center Foundation hosted a breakfast gathering at the River Cottage to update community physicians on the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Primary Care Training Program (HHSC PCTP), formerly known as the Hilo Residency Program.

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What’s New for Our Electronic Medical Records

Since May 2010, the staff at Hilo Medical Center has worked tirelessly to establish and implement our Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system – known as HealthConnect. We are navigating our way through the eight stages of guidelines established by the Federal government.

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Welcome to Hilo Medical Center

Aloha East Hawaii Community, Visitors and Patients, Welcome to Hilo Medical Center’s website. Please take a moment to navigate through this site to learn about our latest advances in the quality of patient care and customer service. Here, our patients will learn how to prepare and what to expect for a hospital stay, outpatient procedure or a visit to any one of our clinics. We want our visitors to know how to get around the hospital to see their loved ones or know where to take a break to get a bite to eat. 

In an effort to keep you informed, I would like to provide an update on our preparedness efforts for the lava flow and the Ebola virus.   

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Mouhamed Kannass, MD

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Medical Support for Pahoa and Puna

Once we learned the approaching lava flow would affect the communities in Pahoa and lower Puna, Hilo Medical Center reached out to our healthcare partners and asked a simple question, “How can we help?” 

Puna Community Medical Center (PCMC) had committed to continue providing medical care to the community in the event the lava would cross Highway 130. Their plans included setting up another clinic across Pahoa High School, but they needed medical equipment for an exam room. Our support for PCMC and the community comes in the form of an exam table, IV pole, vital signs machine, surgical light, surgical instrument table and a scale. Read more...

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