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HEPA Offering Three, $3,000 College Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors in Hilo and Honoka`a

Scholarships based on compelling financial need. (Hilo, April 13, 2021) The Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc. (HEPA), the physicians who staff the emergency room at Hilo Medical Center and Hale Ho`ola Hamakua in Honokaa, is offering (2) $3,000 college scholarships to students in Hilo and one (1) $3,000 college scholarship to students in Honoka`a. The awardees will receive $1,500 per semester. The aim of these scholarships is to assist graduating high school students from the East Hawaii region, who without financial assistance,

Management and Operations of the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home to Transition to the East Hawai`i Region of Hawai`i Health Systems Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                          Contact Elena Cabatu, Director of Marketing Phone: 808.932.3160 | Cell: 808.333.7223 ecabatu@hhsc.org Hilo, Hawai`i (September 25, 2020) – The governing board and leadership of the East Hawai`i Region of Hawai`i Health Systems Corporation, consisting of Hilo Medical Center, Ka`u Hospital, and Hale Ho`ola Hamakua, has reached an agreement with Avalon Healthcare to transition the operations and management of the Yukio Okutsu State Veteran Home to the state entity. Avalon has been contracted to manage Hawaii’s only nursing

Hospital Preparedness for COVID-19

This page will be updated regularly to include inform our community about our hospital’s preparedness to COVID-19. Dr. Douglas Do, Medical Director for TeamHealth Hospitalist Group, got his COVID-19 vaccination shot from Roylyenne Crivello in Employee Health. KEY FACT SHEETS & INFORMATION (Regularly Updated) TV Ad: 16 years and older eligible for COVID vaccines Radio Ad: 16 years and older eligible for COVID vaccines Flyer: This Is Your Time: 16 years and older

Hilo Medical Center Updates Early Treatment Protocol for Rat Lungworm

Dr. Jon Martell (right) shares strengthened treatment protocols on Rat Lungworm with Emergency Department physician, Dr. Doug Calvert. Immediate Release: January 15, 2020 Hilo, Hawaii – In response to recent research and treatment recommendations, Hilo Medical Center has updated its treatment protocol for Rat Lungworm or Angiostrongylus cantonensis for practitioners in the Emergency Department or other outpatient clinics. “Information we learned from the recent international Rat Lungworm conference is promising and has encouraged us to strengthen our treatment protocol,” says. Dr. Jon

Mahalo Barry Taniguchi for Your Service. You Will be Missed.

East Hawaii Regional Board of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Honors Board Member for Dedication to Improving Healthcare in Our Community Hilo, Hawaii –– Over the weekend, Hawaii Island lost Hilo icon Barry Taniguchi. Among his many contributions to our community, he is known as an innovator of community health initiatives. Barry brought his unique perspective and dedication to improving life on our island as a founding member of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporate Board in 2007-2009, a member of the East

(left to right) Briana Militante-Kawaiea, Outpatient Clinical Assistant, Carla Morton, her daughter Sophia and son Callen, Dr. Jennifer Walker and Dr. Miki Cain.

We Recommend that Parents Follow the Immunization Schedule

Click on the image to enlarge. Carla Morton’s family is just one of many families that have entrusted the Hawaii Island Family Health Center with their primary care. Carla’s five children, ranging in ages 16 years to 9 months old, are under the care of Family Physician Dr. Jennifer Walker and Pediatrician Dr. Miki Cain. “The physicians, nurses, and staff love caring for families like Carla’s,” says Dr. Walker. “We are happy to see little kids for regular checkups, while we monitor