Town Hall Meeting on Healthcare Needs, Puna District

November 7, 2017, 12:38 PM HST
* Updated November 7, 12:40 PM
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The East Hawai‘i Regional Board of Directors of the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation is seeking community input on the healthcare needs of the Puna District at its annual public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pāhoa Community Center.

The Board and Regional Administration will provide an overview of the operations and financial condition of all of the facilities, as well as a view toward the future.

Members of the community are welcome to share their perspectives and concerns regarding access to healthcare services.

“The East Hawai‘i Regional Board is looking forward to hearing your input and ideas for healthcare in the Puna District,” said Dr. Dan Belcher, chair of the East Hawaii Regional Board of HHSC.

The East Hawai‘i Regional Board of Directors was created by the Hawai‘i State legislature under Act 290 in 2007.


For more information, call Terry Larson, Regional Board secretary, at (808) 932-3103.


Pāhoa Community Center is located at15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pāhoa.

About the East Hawai‘i Region of Hawaii 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‘u Hospital, delivers a full range of services and programs.


It’s three hospitals include 373 beds and over 1,300 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 nine specialty 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 48,500 patients annually. Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua and Ka‘ū Hospital are designated as Critical Access Hospitals.

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.

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