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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

Mahalo Barry Taniguchi for Your Service. You Will be Missed.

East Hawaii Regional Board of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Honors Board Member for Dedication to Improving Healthcare in Our Community Hilo, Hawaii –– Over the weekend, Hawaii Island lost Hilo icon Barry Taniguchi. Among his many contributions to our community, he is known as an innovator of community health initiatives. Barry brought his unique perspective and dedication to improving life on our island as a founding member of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporate Board in 2007-2009, a member of the East