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HEPA Offering Three, $3,000 College Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors in Hilo and Honoka`a

Scholarships based on compelling financial need. (Hilo, April 13, 2021) The Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc. (HEPA), the physicians who staff the emergency room at Hilo Medical Center and Hale Ho`ola Hamakua in Honokaa, is offering (2) $3,000 college scholarships to students in Hilo and one (1) $3,000 college scholarship to students in Honoka`a. The awardees will receive $1,500 per semester. The aim of these scholarships is to assist graduating high school students from the East Hawaii region, who without financial assistance,

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. Dr. Douglas Do, Medical Director for TeamHealth Hospitalist Group, got his COVID-19 vaccination shot from Roylyenne Crivello in Employee Health. KEY FACT SHEETS & INFORMATION (Regularly Updated) TV Ad: 16 years and older eligible for COVID vaccines Radio Ad: 16 years and older eligible for COVID vaccines Flyer: This Is Your Time: 16 years and older

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