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Efforts underway to improve island’s trauma care

Efforts underway to improve island’s trauma care

MEDIA RELEASE Today (Jan. 29) marks the official first step in improving trauma care on the island. The inaugural meeting of the Big Island Trauma Advisory Council (BITAC), consisting of hospital leadership, physicians and emergency first responders from all regions of the island, is 9:30-11:30 a.m. at North Hawaii Community Hospital in the Mauna Kea […]

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First ever human pink ribbon slated for Waimea

First ever human pink ribbon slated for Waimea

MEDIA RELEASE In an effort to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer, North Hawaii Community Hospital will be creating the first ever human pink ribbon.  Everyone is invited, dressed in his or her best pink, to participate in this event as we attempt to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. […]

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Big 'Cheers' coming for North Hawaii Community Hospital

Big ‘Cheers’ coming for North Hawaii Community Hospital

  MEDIA RELEASE Waimea resident and former Disney casting executive Thea Johnston has been named chairwoman of the North Hawaii Community Hospital biannual “Cheers” fundraising gala, slated for April 2010. “Cheers” is a dinner event and live auction in the Hualalai Ballroom at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Designed to generate enthusiasm and support for the […]

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North Hawaii Community Hospital preparing for H1N1 possibility

North Hawaii Community Hospital preparing for H1N1 possibility

MEDIA RELEASE In response to the World Health Organization’s recent decision to increase the global pandemic alert level to Phase 5, North Hawaii Community Hospital has instituted hospital-wide precautionary measures aimed at keeping the community and its hospital workers healthy. John R. White, CEO of NHCH, said the measures are proactive and preventative, aimed at […]

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Hospitals reimbursed for treating Hawaii's uninsured

Hospitals reimbursed for treating Hawaii’s uninsured

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s hospitals are to be reimbursed $14.4 million in federal funds this year for treating the uninsured who turn to them as a medical last resort. Lt. Gov. James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. and Department of Human Services Director Lillian Koller announced last week the new federal funding is being made available to […]

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North Hawaii Community Hospital open house

North Hawaii Community Hospital open house

MEDIA RELEASE Waimea, Hawaii (February 24, 2009)–The Big Island community is invited to an informal and informative Open House and state-of-the-hospital update on Wednesday, March 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH). The free event begins with an open house at 6:00 p.m., followed by coffee and desserts at 7:00 p.m. in the […]

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NHCH names new CEO; effective April 15

  MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Directors of North Hawaii Community Hospital has unanimously selected John White as the next Chief Executive Officer of the hospital effective April 15. Ron Vigus has served as interim CEO of the hospital since July and will continue in that capacity until White can assume the duties of CEO. […]

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NHCH board appearing at Waimea meeting

MEDIA RELEASE The North Hawaii community is invited to meet and talk-story with North Hawaii Community Hospital’s newly seated board as part of Waimea Community Association (WCA) next town meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at Parker School Theatre.  Everyone is welcome to WCA Town Meetings. There is no charge though a $12 annual […]

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NHCH adds three doctors, renews three contracts

MEDIA RELEASE North Hawaii Community Hospital has announced it has secured renewal contracts with three physicians: Dr. William Park, general surgery and director of minimally invasive surgery at North Hawaii Community Hospital; Dr. Jade Patti McGaff, obstetrician/gynecologist with the Waimea Women’s Center; and Dr. P.G. Rajan, gastroenterologist, who rejoins the staff of Dr. Ron Ahloy.   […]

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