2017 Hawaii Healthcare Heroes

North Hawaii Community Hospital

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Bayada Home Health Care

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific

The Queen’s Medical Center

Hilo Medical Center

Hale Makua Health Services

Aloha Nursing Rehab Centre

Hawaii Healthcare Heroes

Life Care Center of Hilo


Rich Meiers

Colonel (Retired) Richard E. Meiers, former HAH President & CEO from 1990-2009, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. His service will be on April 19 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church located at 5919 Kalanianaole Highway. Viewing is from 9:00 - 11:00 am followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 am. Burial is at 1:00 pm at Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to raise money for the healthcare administration scholarship created in Rich’s name upon his retirement. The site is here: https://www.gofundme.com/r-meiers-health-admin-scholarship

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Hurricane Preparedness Webinar

As we get ready to enter another hurricane season, Chris Crabtree, Director of Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management (HHEM), will share critical information for healthcare organizations who are actively preparing for the season. Chris will examine lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season, discussing the effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Having been deployed to assist with Hurricane Irma, Chris will share his unique experience and address elements to consider such as special populations, staffing, and security. This webinar will be on May 3 from 10:00 - 11:00 am HST.

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Adventist Health Castle Receives National Award

A contingent from Adventist Health Castle journeyed to Baltimore in the first week of April to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's only presidential award for performance excellence and innovation.

Castle is the first organization in Hawaii to win the award, which takes years of work and preparation to achieve. On April 8, Walter Copan, U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, and director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, presented the award to the five national recipients for 2017.

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