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Governor Ige convenes multi-department opioid abuse prevention initiative

| Jul 13, 2017 | Hawaii

Hawaiʻi currently ranks 43rd in the nation in drug overdose deaths. The rank has remained steady over the past six years, even though drug overdose rates continue to rise across the nation. Drug overdose remains the leading form of injury-related deaths for Hawaiʻi residents. It currently accounts for 23 percent...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Scott Miscovich, MD

Kylie Walsh | Jul 11, 2017 | Hawaii

Dr. Scott Miscovich, owner of Windward Urgent Care and Primary Care Physicians, joins us in this edition of What They're Watching to discuss Hawaii's homelessness problem and addiction. We have actually per capita the worst homelessness problem in the state of Hawaii than anywhere in the United States. And there's...[ Read More ]

Community health centers receive $4 million in federal grants

| Jul 11, 2017 | Hawaii

Senator Brian Schatz announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding more than $4 million in federal grants to three community health centers in Hawaii. “With the national spotlight on health care, it’s important to remember the critical role community health centers play in providing care...[ Read More ]

Kaiser Permanente affiliate assumes management of Maui County community hospitals

| Jul 5, 2017 | Hawaii

On July 1, Kaiser Permanente affiliate, Maui Health System, officially assumed management of community hospitals and associated clinics from the state of Hawaii. This will enable continued health care delivery serving all people on the islands of Maui and Lanai. Maui Health System is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaiser...[ Read More ]

The Queen's Health Systems names Angela Macera, RN, Director, System Behavioral Health

| Jun 27, 2017 | Hawaii

The Queen’s Health Systems has named Angela Macera, RN, as Director, System Behavioral Health. Macera has over 30 years of in-depth nursing experience, including being an active nurse leader in managing inpatient behavioral health units for adults and adolescents, as well as over 22 years in varying progressive clinical and...[ Read More ]

AHCA's potential Medicaid impact on Hawaii's hospitals

| Jun 26, 2017 | Hawaii

The Commonwealth Fund released their findings on how the American Health Care Act’s changes to Medicaid will affect hospitals’ finances. They analyzed the bill as passed by the House and did not look at the Senate’s recently released Better Care Reconciliation Act, which appears to have deeper cuts to Medicaid....[ Read More ]