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Green to speak at KCH Auxiliary meeting (Jan. 9)

MEDIA RELEASE

Sen. Josh Green, MD, will be guest speaker Monday, Jan. 9 at Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary’s annual general membership meeting.

WHAT: As the current Health Committee Chairman and Emergency Physician at Kohala Hospital, Green will discuss today’s healthcare climate, as well as the key bills in the new legislative session. He will also talk about the challenges and opportunities that rural health facilities face including physician recruitment and retention.

WHO: The entire community is invited to attend this meeting to hear Green’s presentation, as well as, those who are interested in volunteering at the hospital.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9; Green’s presentation will take place at 12:15 p.m.

WHERE: Kona Community Hospital Conference Rooms 2 and 3, 79-1019 Haukapila Street, Kealakekua.

WHY: At last year’s meeting, Green said, “There is a 22 percent shortage of physicians in our community. If we do not do anything, by 2025 it will be 40 percent.” His first-hand knowledge regarding this issue is highly valuable and his presentation will be sure to provide us with updated information on what we should expect in the near future.

In addition, the new slate of Auxiliary officers for 2012 and information pertaining to volunteer activities will be announced.

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