In a blunt-force interview with KITV television Sunday, Dr. Scott Miscovich--the doctor whose private medical group is performing widespread COVID-19 testing in Hawaii--said every hospital worker should be wearing highly protective N95 masks at all times during the pandemic. “I don’t care where you are [in a hospital],” said Dr. Scott Miscovich, head of the Oahu-based … [Read more...] about Maui Hospital Workers Still Not Wearing Correct Masks?
Hospital parent company Kaiser has an "obligation to offer transparency," Wildberger wrote In the wake of 15 diagnosed COVID-19 cases among staff, and the latest fracas over face mask policy at Maui Memorial Hospital, South Maui State Rep. Tina Wildberger sent a sternly-worded letter to CEO Michael Rembis and COO Debbie Walsh Thursday. In it she told them them that [parent … [Read more...] about Rep. Wildberger to Maui Memorial Bosses: Lack of Leadership is “Creating Chaos”
The new policy came within 24 hours of Wednesday’s announcement that 15 hospital health workers had been diagnosed with COVID-19 UPDATE, 5:30pm, 4/9/20: The hospital sent a "clarification email" to staff Thursday afternoon that hospital health workers may now wear their own N95 masks in common areas, but that they must put a hospital issued surgical mask over it. The email … [Read more...] about UPDATED: New Hospital Mask Reversal Re-ignites Staff Concerns
Rep. Lynn DeCoite (L) and Sen. J. Kalani English (R), who represent the areas, remain concerned, confused, and angry by the lack of information coming from county officials, hospital staff, and the Department of Health Up until around noon on Thursday, April 2, life was pretty normal on Molokaʻi. While the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading around the state, Molokaʻi’s 7,500 … [Read more...] about ‘Underwhelmed’: As Hana and Moloka’i confront their first COVID-19 cases, elected officials are frustrated with notification procedures
The infected workers may have had direct contact with an additional 300-500 people UPDATED 12:40pm, 4/8/20 to include a quote that hospital staff only found out about the 15 COVID-cases when news reports surfaced Wednesday morning. As many as 15 health care workers at Maui Memorial Hospital have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Mayor Michael Victorino announced … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Cluster Discovered at Maui Memorial