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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

UnitedHealthcare Awards $250,000 to the Primary Care Training Program

UnitedHealthcare awarded a $250,000 grant to support the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Primary Care Training Program to help enhance primary care services for East Hawaii residents, including members of the United States military and their families. “Hawaii faces a dire shortage of physicians, so we are honored to have the opportunity to work with Hilo Medical Center’s HHSCPCTP to help fill that need,” said Ronald Fujimoto, M.D., chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare of Hawaii. The grant announcement and check presentation were made