Several states are starting to see an uptick in Covid cases and hospitalizations leading up to the summer months. Over the last two weeks, Hawaii experienced a 64% increase in Covid hospitalizations, according to a recent update from Becker’s Hospital Review.      The figure puts Hawaii in the lead for most hospitalization increases, followed … Read more

Oahu’s Military Treatment Facilities (MFTs), which serve up to 152,000 eligible beneficiaries, will now operate as the new Hawaii Market. Dr. Brian Lein, assistant director for health care administration for the Defense Health Agency (DHA), and Hawaii market director, Col. Martin Doperak, hosted a ceremony at Tripler Army Medical Center last week to formally announce … Read more

The COVID-19 case surge from the Delta variant has kept Hawaii weeks away from reaching a “crisis point.” Leaders from the Department of Health and Healthcare Association of Hawaii said the state is relying on resources from the mainland, such as oxygen tanks and additional health care personnel, to keep up with cases.      … Read more

Four new amendments to the Hawai‘i Medicaid State Plan are accepting public comment until early October. Med-QUEST administrator Judy Mohr Peterson presented the amendments to the Med-QUEST Health Care Advisory Committee for review on Wednesday. Committee members included Dr. Elizabeth Char, Director of the Hawai‘i Department of Health, Dr. Ron Fujimoto of Good Samaritan Hospital, … Read more