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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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Training the Next Generation of Family Medicine Physicians

On July 10, Hilo Medical Center and the Hilo Medical Center Foundation hosted a welcome reception for the second class of residents at the Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency Program. This program's success is a true example of our community investing in and making healthcare a priority!

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East Hawaii Region Achieves Highest Level of EMR Adoption

Hilo Medical Center, the first state hospital in Hawaii Health Systems Corporation to implement an EMR in May 2010, has completed all 7 stages of HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model in 2014. Achieving this milestone puts the East Hawaii Region of HHSC among the elite few hospital groups in the United States to have accomplished the highest level and final stage of EMR adoption.

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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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Imaging Department Upgrade Project: Halfway Completed!

On July 10, HMC blessed the new Angiography Suite and its physicians and staff. The next day we cared for the first patient and put the new equipment to good use. By the end of the day, we had cared for a total of eight patients. The blessing marked the completion of the first phase in the Imaging Department renovation project.

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East Hawaii Regional CEO Message

Find out what`s happening at Hilo Medical Center. Read the April edition of Hilo Medical Center`s enewsletter and subscribe by emailing ecabatu@hhsc.org.
Also, we want to reach you in a variety of ways. Check out Hilo Medical Center`s YouTube Channel featuring Dan Brinkman`s February 23 video update on facility and equipment improvements and retirement announcements.

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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, another round of the “Buy Local” Healthcare ads are scheduled to run in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald from November 2015 to December 2015. 


In these ads, you will see and hear from patients you recognize and trust. There are physicians and staff that may have cared…

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News and Updates



Hospital Officials Offer Upbeat Forecast

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Extended Care Downsized; Hilo Medical Center Retains Facility, but Reduces Capacity

See the Hawaii Tribune-Herald’s May 19 story, “Extended…

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