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HHSC meeting on services in East Hawaii (Oct. 19)


* 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
Hale Hoola Hamakua’s Conference Room
45-547 Plumeria Street, Honokaa

Big Island residents are invited to attend the East Hawaii Regional Board of Directors for Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) hosts its annual public meeting.

An overview of all of the facilities will be presented prior to opening up the floor for comments and suggestions on the provision of healthcare for the residents of East Hawaii.

“We are seeking community input and assistance to develop plans in order to improve healthcare in East Hawaii,” said Gary Yoshiyama, Chair of the East Hawaii Regional Board of HHSC. “With our anticipated healthcare reform changes, it is critical that we have dialogue with all stakeholders.”

The East Hawaii Regional Board of Directors was created by the Hawaii State legislature under Act 290 in 2007. HHSC facilities in the East Hawaii Region include Hilo Medical Center, Ka‛u Hospital, Hale Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa and the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home.

Altogether, the four facilities combine for a total of 468 beds and more than 1,250 employees and 250 physicians.

For more information, call Terry Larson, Administration Secretary at 932-3103.

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