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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