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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.

Health Officials Urge Public to Avoid Dietary Supplement Health Officials Urge Public to Avoid Dietary Supplement October 8th, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The state and the CDC are investigating cases of acute liver failure in Hawaii that so far have resulted in two liver transplants and one death.

UPDATE: Governor Lends Support to Suicide Prevention Week UPDATE: Governor Lends Support to Suicide Prevention Week September 11th, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Friday’s vigil in Kona for suicide survivors is part of a variety of awareness efforts.

Hawai`i Residents Packing on the Pounds Hawai`i Residents Packing on the Pounds August 21st, 2013 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

More than half of Hawai`i’s adults will be obese by 2030, according to a new study.

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