Annual Forum on Community Healthcare Needs in the East Hawaii Region

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Annual Forum on Community Healthcare Needs in the East Hawaii Region

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

5:00 PM—6:30 PM

Hilo Medical Center’s Learning Center on the 2nd Floor

1190 Waianuenue Avenue in Hilo

The East Hawaii Regional Board of Directors of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) is holding its annual Hilo Community meeting on Tuesday, May 24 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Hilo Medical Center’s Learning Center on the second floor. All island residents are invited to attend.

The Regional Board and Administration will provide an overview of the operations and financial condition of all of the facilities, as well as a view toward the future. Members of the community are warmly welcomed to share their perspectives and concerns regarding access to health care services.

“Personal conversations and dialogue with our community stakeholders is absolutely essential in helping guide the decisions that the Regional Board must make,” said Kurt Corbin, Chair of the East Hawaii Regional Board of HHSC.

The East Hawaii Regional Board of Directors was created by the Hawaii State legislature under Act 290 in 2007. Under this act, the Regional Board is required to hold two Community Input Meetings per year. The previous meeting was held on February 20, 2016 at Hale Ho`ola Hamakua in Honoka`a. The meetings are held on a rotational basis in Hilo, Honoka`a and Ka`u in order to collect input from the various communities throughout the East Hawaii Region.

For more information: Terry Larson, Regional Board Secretary at 932-3103.

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About the East Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation

As the Big Island’s leading providers of inpatient and outpatient care, the East Hawaii Region of Hawaii 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 10 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 44,000 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.

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