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Management and Operations of the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home to Transition to the East Hawai`i Region of Hawai`i Health Systems Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                          Contact Elena Cabatu, Director of Marketing Phone: 808.932.3160 | Cell: 808.333.7223 ecabatu@hhsc.org Hilo, Hawai`i (September 25, 2020) – The governing board and leadership of the East Hawai`i Region of Hawai`i Health Systems Corporation, consisting of Hilo Medical Center, Ka`u Hospital, and Hale Ho`ola Hamakua, has reached an agreement with Avalon Healthcare to transition the operations and management of the Yukio Okutsu State Veteran Home to the state entity. Avalon has been contracted to manage Hawaii’s only nursing

Hospital Preparedness for COVID-19

This page will be updated regularly to include inform our community about our hospital’s preparedness to COVID-19. KEY FACT SHEETS & INFORMATION (Regularly Updated) Dedicated staff on our COVID Unit Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 EHR Fact Sheet on Beds, Vents, Testing, PPE Mask Wearing 101 print ad Wear Your Mask Properly with Infection Prevention Director Chad Shibuya – 30 second commercial airing on Spectrum channels Safe hospital. Safe patients. Safe staff. Proper Mask

Managing employees (Travelers) returning from China

Frequently Asked Questions Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is providing these resources specific to management of employees who have returned to Hawaii from travel in areas with known transmission of 2019‐ nCov. For general information about 2019-nCoV, read our 2019-nCoV FAQ, and visit our website for updated information. Many employers and businesses in Hawaii are concerned about the current outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the potential impacts to their business communities and wish to take appropriate steps to mitigate any risks. Click the

Novel Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory disease. A novel (new) coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus that hasn’t been identified before in humans. Click on the image above to open a PDF version in a new tab.

Hilo Medical Center Updates Early Treatment Protocol for Rat Lungworm

Dr. Jon Martell (right) shares strengthened treatment protocols on Rat Lungworm with Emergency Department physician, Dr. Doug Calvert. Immediate Release: January 15, 2020 Hilo, Hawaii – In response to recent research and treatment recommendations, Hilo Medical Center has updated its treatment protocol for Rat Lungworm or Angiostrongylus cantonensis for practitioners in the Emergency Department or other outpatient clinics. “Information we learned from the recent international Rat Lungworm conference is promising and has encouraged us to strengthen our treatment protocol,” says. Dr. Jon