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What They're Watching: Scott Miscovich, MD

Kylie Walsh | Jul 11, 2017 | Hawaii

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 ]

Hawaii Congressional Delegation Leads Effort to Restore Health Care Access for FAS Citizens

| Jun 22, 2017 | Hawaii

Senators Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz, and Representatives Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard introduced legislation to reinstate Medicaid coverage for Freely Associated States (FAS) citizens living in the United States. The Covering our FAS Allies (COFA) Act would restore Medicaid coverage, known in Hawaii as Med-QUEST, for FAS citizens....[ Read More ]

The Queen's Medical Center and North Hawaii Community Hospital create first telemedicine ICU on the Big Island

, | Jun 16, 2017 | Hawaii

The sickest patients at North Hawai’i Community Hospital (NHCH) are now being monitored 24/7 by highly specialized physicians thanks to state-of-the-art integrated technology provided by The Queen’s Health Systems. The new system allows for real-time videoconferencing, putting the staff at The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu virtually at the bedside...[ Read More ]

5 Things HI: Michael Robinson, Pacific VA, HMSA performance

| Jun 8, 2017 | Hawaii

Health policy isn't disconnected from political reality. So, it's possible the most important health policy activity today comes from Jim Comey's testimoney before the US Senate. If you weren't up at 4:00 am for his remarks, you can read them here. They read like a Hollywood screenplay. With that, here...[ Read More ]

Hawaii Department of Health receives $3.04 million federal grant for treatment of adolescent substance abuse and mental health disorders

| Jun 6, 2017 | Hawaii

The Hawaii State Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) has received a $3.04 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to provide funding over four years for the treatment of adolescents and transitional aged youth...[ Read More ]