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.
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
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;
Please Join Us for the following support groups. Click on the links below to see the flyers. Stroke Support Group, Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00 pm in the Learning Center on the second floor at Hilo Medical Center. Rat Lungworm Support Group, Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00 pm at the Neighborhood Place of Puna in Keaau. COPD Support Group, Monday, February 19 at 4:30 pm in the Learning Center on the second floor at Hilo Medical Center.
(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 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