Hawai’i Health Care System East Hawai’i Region Annual Public Meeting and Forum on Community Needs

Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 1:30 PM—2:30 PM

Ka’u Hospital

1 Kamani Street in Pahala

The East Hawai’i Regional Board of Directors of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) is holding its annual community meeting on Saturday, January 12 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at Ka’u Hospital, located at 1 Kamani Street in Pahala.

All residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

An overview of the operations and financial condition of all facilities as well as a view toward the future will be presented. Ample time will be available for community members to share their perspectives and concerns regarding access to health care services.

“I would like to encourage everyone who has an interest in our hospitals and regional health system to bring your questions and concerns to this meeting,” said Dr. Daniel Belcher, Chair of the East Hawai’i Regional Board of HHSC.

For more information: Terry Larson, Regional Board Executive Assistant at 315-7558.

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 About the East Hawai’i Region of Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation

As the Big Island’s leading providers of inpatient and outpatient care, the East Hawai’i Region of Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), consisting of Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho`ola Hamakua and Ka’u Hospital, delivers a full range of services and programs. Our three hospitals include 373 beds and over 1,300 employees. Our medical staff is comprised of 250 physicians, physician assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, representing 33 specialties. The region has a network of 13 outpatient clinics offering primary and specialty care. Hilo Medical Center functions as a Level III Trauma Center, which includes the second busiest emergency room in the state, providing 24-hour care and serving more than 51,000 patients annually. Hale Ho`ola Hamakua and Ka’u Hospital are designated as Critical Access Hospitals.

 The East Hawaii Region of HHSC is part of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public entity established in 1996 by the State of Hawaii to fulfill the promise to provide quality, hometown healthcare. For more information, go to: www.hilomedicalcenter.org, www.halehoolahamakua.org or www.kauhospital.org.