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Activation Teams for Trauma, Heart Attack, Stroke and Sepsis

In 2015, we added Sepsis Activation to our toolkit of activations to trigger immediate care for this very serious infection in the bloodstream. Since 2011, we instituted activation teams as a “best practice” approach in the way we care for trauma, heart attack, stroke, and now sepsis. This best practice originated out of the Hilo Medical Center’s Trauma Program.

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High Quality Training for Healthcare Providers in East Hawaii

Simulation in healthcare provides a safe learning environment that allows clinical staff to test new clinical processes while enhancing their individual and team skills before caring for a patient. Simulation training is a bridge between classroom learning and real-life clinical experience.

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Learn about Our Stroke Support Group

Hilo Medical Center's Stroke Support Group is here to support stroke survivors and their loved ones. Our support group meets at 4:00 pm every second Tuesday of the month in the hospitals Ground Conference Rooms. Click through to find our more about the group!

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Exceptional, Nationally Recognized Care for Our Community

Our dedication to integrating “best practices” in patient care and focus on maximizing our MEDITECH electronic health records system have made an impact. In recent months, our hospital received honors and accolades that recognize important milestones in our transformation as a leading hospital in Hawaii and the nation.

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Certified in Excellent Care!

Hilo Medical Center’s Nursing Administration has made it a focus to encourage its nursing staff to obtain certifications in their areas of specialty. This achievement is considered a professional growth and organizational initiative. Over 100 or one-third of our nurses have been certified in their area of specialty. More and more of our nurses are studying to achieve their certifications and we applaud everyone's hard work and dedication!

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East Hawaii Regional CEO Message

Find out what`s happening at Hilo Medical Center. Read the August edition of Hilo Medical Center`s enewsletter and subscribe by emailing ecabatu@hhsc.org.
We are so proud to be the only 4 star hospital on Hawaii Island and among the best hospitals in the state. Our 4-star rating by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid puts our hospital among the top 20% of hospitals in the nation! Check out our radio ads celebrating our nationally…

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“Buy Local" Healthcare

We want everyone to know that we are the Hilo Medical Center of today! We are no longer the Hilo Hospital of decades ago. We are Hilo’s medical center of over 1,100 physicians and staff who have worked very hard to improve the quality of care we deliver with a focus on our Hilo-style of aloha!

More and more of our patients and their families have been noticing our improvements and they wanted to know how they could help spread the word. There's no better way to promote our hospital and staff than to let the work speak for itself through patient testimonies.

Thanks to the support of the Hilo Medical Center Foundation, we have had a steady stream of our “Buy Local” Healthcare ads in the newspaper and on the radio. In these ads, you will see and hear from patients you recognize and trust. There are physicians and staff that may have cared for you or someone you know. Our hope is that…

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