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New Policy on E-Cigs to Mirror Regular Cigarette Ban New Policy on E-Cigs to Mirror Regular Cigarette Ban October 13th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Electronic cigarettes are now prohibited in all State government buildings. The new policy will mirror the current law for regular combustible cigarettes.

Food Establishments to Receive Color-Coded Placards Food Establishments to Receive Color-Coded Placards July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The new law establishes the use of green, yellow or red cards to indicate each business’ status following food-safety inspections.

hawaii-island-retreat Hawaii Island Retreat Gets Green Business Award July 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Business

The Hawaii Island Retreat in Hawi earned the state’s highest rating in the Eco-Travel category.

Abercrombie Names Rosen Head of Department of Health Abercrombie Names Rosen Head of Department of Health February 14th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Dr. Linda Rosen, a deputy DOH administrator and faculty member of the UH medical school, will fill the post left vacant by the death of Loretta Fuddy.

Gary Gill Named Interim State Health Director Gary Gill Named Interim State Health Director December 24th, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Gill, who is the current deputy health director for environmental health, has served in a wide variety of elected and appointed posts.

Health Department Bans E-Cigarettes From Its Offices Health Department Bans E-Cigarettes From Its Offices December 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The new policy, which goes into effect Jan. 1, prohibits the use of electronic smoking devices from all Department of Health properties.

Food Poisoning Confirmed as Source of Illnesses at Oahu School Food Poisoning Confirmed as Source of Illnesses at Oahu School December 16th, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Spaghetti cooked the previous day and improperly reheated was determined to be the cause of the illness that struck dozens at the Leeward Oahu School Dec. 10.

Waimea Hospital Designated Level III Trauma Center Waimea Hospital Designated Level III Trauma Center November 26th, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

North Hawaii Community Hospital becomes the third on the Big Island to achieve the designation, which means it has surgeons and other care available 24/7.

Health Department Cites Firm for Violating Air Permit Health Department Cites Firm for Violating Air Permit October 21st, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The department’s Clean Air Branch has again fined a Hamakua company for violations stemming from the operation of a rock-crusher.

Flu Vaccination Program Begins at Schools Today Flu Vaccination Program Begins at Schools Today October 15th, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The state Department of Health anticipates vaccinating 60,000 Hawaii school children in the voluntary program lasting six weeks.

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