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RLW Support Group Sept Oct 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS ON RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE

Wednesday, September 12: 4:00-6:00 pm: Join us for the Rat Lungworm Support Group featuring Dr. Kristin Rajala, Director of Behavioral Health at the Hawaii Island Family Health Center and Behavioral Science Faculty at the Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency. The support group meets at the Keaau Community Center, 16-186 Pili Mua Street in Keaau. For more information, contact Elena Cabatu at (808) 932-3160 or ecabatu@hhsc.org. Wednesday, October 10: 8:00 am-noon: Healthcare providers, RLW survivors and caregivers are invited to hear members

Kiwanis blanket donation with staff

Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii Donates Blankets to Keiki

Mahalo to the Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii for donating 30 blankets to our Pediatric/Surgical Unit to keep our keiki nice and warm during their hospital stay. Thanks to Audrey Kagawa and her fellow members, they produced many more blankets at the recent district convention in Kona. All of the blankets produced have been distributed them throughout our community. Hilo Medical Center thanks the Kiwanis for thinking of our youngest patients.

Charlene and staff fro Hilo Medical Center

Celebrating a Precious Life!

For the last few years, Charlene has celebrated the passing of her beloved son Calsey by knitting and donating baby beanies to our OB unit. This year she made 15 handcrafted beanies – each one taking 4 hours to make. See Char’s video explaining the reason she decided to honor her son this way by clicking here.

Our Ornish Team

See the Progress of Participants in Hui Pono, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program at Hilo Medical Center

Hilo Medical Center is documenting the progress of Ken Goodenow and Dawn Pung in their journey to reverse their cardiac disease through Dr. Dean Ornish scientifically proven program consisting of exercise, nutrition, stress management and group support. For more information about Hui Pono, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program at Hilo Medical Center, call 932-3455. Ken Goodenow — click on the images to see the full text: Dawn Pung — click on the image to see the full text:

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;