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HMC COVID-19 VACCINATION BOOSTER UPDATE: Immunocompromised recipients

Aloha All, Starting today, immunocompromised recipients may schedule an appointment for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination booster in VAMS at Hilo Medical Center’s vaccination clinic at the Arc of Hilo at 1099 Waianuenue Avenue. Appointments will begin on Monday, August 23 from 8:00 am – 3:15 pm and continue weekdays. Qualified recipients may also walk in to receive their booster, no appointment necessary. Immunocompromised recipients qualify 28 days after their second shot. The CDC recommends recipients talk to their healthcare provider about

Go Malama Insert 2018

2018 Go Malama Report to Our Community

The 2018 Go Malama Report to Our Community includes the latest developments at Hilo Medical Center, Ka`u Hospital, Hala Ho`ola Hamakua and our 13 specialty clinics . The report can by read by clicking on the link. This year’s issue was published as a special insert in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald in October.  

East Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Names Joni Waltjen Chief Financial Officer

Hilo, Hawaii – The East Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation names Joni Waltjen the Chief Financial Officer. Over the course of three years, she has functioned as the Region’s Interim Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller. “I wholeheartedly welcome Joni in her official role,” said Dan Brinkman, East Hawaii Regional CEO of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. “She possesses the expertise and skill it takes to lead our region’s finances. I am particularly impressed with her rising through the ranks

Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency Program Announces the Fifth Class of Residents

Hilo, Hawaii – Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) aims to train and retain primary care providers to relieve the severe shortage of primary care physicians and improve access to healthcare in Hawaii. HHSC is embarking on year five of its Primary Care Training Program (PCTP), an emerging model of success in Family Medicine Residency for Neighbor Island and rural communities throughout Hawaii. On Friday, March 16, the National Resident Matching Program® matched Henry Cho, MD; Anna Maisu, MD; Antoinette Moore, MD;

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Hilo Medical Center Intensive Care Unit Receives Beacon Award

(Hilo, Hawaii) – Hilo Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit is the latest to be recognized for providing exceptional, nationally recognized care. After a seven-month long application process to demonstrate the unit’s progress over three years, the American Association for Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) announced HMC’s ICU as the recipient of the Beacon Award for Excellence. The unit has been recognized for employing evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes and patient and staff satisfaction. As a bronze-level awardee, HMC’s ICU demonstrated