State, County Officials Say Hawai´i Headed For Healthcare Disaster

Hawai´i’s healthcare system already hit its tipping point. Now, officials say, it has passed it.

Hawai´i on Brink of Healthcare Crisis as Pandemic Booms

The State and County of Hawai´i are on the edge of a healthcare crisis.

HMC Treating 13 COVID-19 Positive Patients

Hilo Medical Center reports an uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations from 11 to 13. Twelve of the individuals are unvaccinated.

Veterans Home Death Toll Reaches 23, VA Report Finds Fault With Avalon Practices

The death toll rose by one on Sunday.

Two More Residents of Hilo Veterans Home Die After Contracting COVID

Four residents of the home are currently hospitalized at HMC, while 33 are being treated in the home’s COVID-designated area.

Another Hilo Veteran Dies Due to COVID-19

Another veteran ill with COVID-19 has died, bringing Hawaii County’s pandemic death toll to five.

Another Big Island Veteran Dies Due to COVID-19

Health officials report another COVID-19-related death at Hilo Medical Center, bringing Hawai‘i County’s death toll to three.

HMC Reports Two Coronavirus-Related Deaths

The Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, the site of one of the main virus clusters in East Hawai‘i, has now produced 37 positive COVID-19 test results.

HMC Gets Funding For Improvements

Hawai’i’s CIP budget includes $10 million for improvements at Hilo Medical Center.

It’s a Girl!

Hilo Medical Center welcomes first child of 2020.

HHSC East Hawai’i Regional Board to Host Annual Forum

The meeting, held at HMC’s Learning Center, will be open to the public.

Eagle Scouts Project Celebrated at HMC

Together, the pair completed the garden on the hospital’s grounds, which included building a walkway and pergola.

HIFMR Announces Third Class of Recruits

The National Resident Match Program matched Vincent Giani, MD, Ashley Noelani Kong, Tereza Molfino, MD, and Kapaakea Charles Puaa, MD with HIFMR.

HMC ICU Earns Beacon Award for Excellence

Hilo Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit has been recognized for employing evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes and patient and staff satisfaction.

HMC Receives HIMSS Davies Award

HIMSS selected HMC as the first “safety net” hospital to receive its prestigious Enterprise Davies Award. The hospital is one of 39 that have received the award since 1994.

Hilo Medical Center Adds New Technology

Hilo Medical Center will soon add new state-of-the-art equipment to improve patient care.

HHSC East Hawai’i Seeks Community Input

Public comment will be gathered at community meetings held in early June by Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation’s East Hawai’i region.

HMC Adds MEDITECH to Improve Cancer Care

Hilo Medical Center’s Oncology Center has implemented the MEDITECH Oncology 6.0x Electronic Health Record system.

HMC Matched with New Residents

The Hilo Medical Center’s Hawai’i Island Family Medicine Residency Program will receive new residents from the National Resident Matching Program.