Big Island Coronavirus Updates

HMC Doing Emergency Hires Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020, 12:52 PM HST
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Hilo Medical Center and Hale Ho‘ola Hāmākua in Honoka‘a are doing emergency hires in various departments to keep up good medical services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials are recruiting for nurse aides, food services, laundry, maintenance, housekeeping and pharmacy. Applicants must be available to work all shifts, have reliable transportation and pass a drug screening and background check.

Interested applicants should visit or call Human Resources at 808-932-3150. The hospital is also recruiting additional registered traveler nurses and incentivizing retention of existing travelers.

HMC began its drive-thru testing on March 17. From that time to March 20, the hospital has conducted 162 tests.

Additionally, a screening and test site opened at Puna Community Medical Center in Pāhoa on Monday. The site will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The testing sites in Hilo and Pāhoa require a physician’s order for the swab.

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