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Hawai’i Health Systems to Hold Community Meeting

February 20, 2017, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated February 1, 8:58 AM
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Hawaii Health System Corp. photo.

The East Hawai’i Regional Board of Directors of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation will hold its annual community meeting on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Ka‘ū Hospital, located at 1 Kamani St. in Pahala.

All residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

An overview of the operations and financial condition of all facilities as well as a view toward the future will be presented. Ample time will be available for community members to share their perspectives and concerns regarding access to health care services.

“Personal conversations and dialogue with our community stakeholders are absolutely essential in helping guide the decisions that the Regional Board must make,” said Kurt Corbin, chair of the East Hawai’i Regional Board of HHSC.

For more information, contact Terry Larson, Regional Board Secretary at 932-3103.

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About the East Hawai’i Region of Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation

As the Big Island’s leading providers of inpatient and outpatient care, the East Hawai’i Region of Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), consisting of Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua and Ka‘ū Hospital, delivers a full range of services and programs. Our three hospitals include 373 beds and over 1,200 employees. Our medical staff is comprised of 250 physicians, physician assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, representing 33 specialties. The region has a network of 10 outpatient clinics offering primary and specialty care. Hilo Medical Center functions as a Level III Trauma Center, which includes the second busiest emergency room in the state, providing 24-hour care and serving more than 47,000 patients annually. Hale Ho`ola Hamakua and Ka’u Hospital are designated as Critical Access Hospitals.

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The East Hawai’i Region of HHSC is part of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public entity established in 1996 by the State of Hawai‘i to fulfill the promise to provide quality, hometown healthcare.

For more information, go to: www.hilomedicalcenter.org, www.halehoolahamakua.org or www.kauhospital.org.

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