1. On Jan. 14, Gov. David Ige signed a “historic” agreement “transferring the operation and management of the HHSC Maui Region health care facilities from the state to Kaiser Permanente,” according to a news release sent out by the governor’s office. When does Kaiser officially take over Maui’s hospitals? A. April 1 B. May 1 C. June 1 D. July 1 E. August 1 2. Later this … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve?
The saber-rattling between Maui County's hospitals and their many friends in the county and state Legislature on one hand and Governor David Ige and the powerful Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) that backs him on the other is getting serious. The future of Maui's hospitals–most predominantly, Maui Memorial Medical Center–has been hanging over this legislative … [Read more...] about Saber-rattling over future of Maui’s hospitals getting scary
It was nearly two hours into the hearing on the future of Maui’s largest and most important hospital before Dr. Peter Galpin was able to roll his wheelchair up to the lectern. Galpin spoke for a couple minutes–one of dozens who’d packed themselves into the Maui Waena Intermediate School cafeteria to testify–but I only wrote five of his words in my notebook: “Trade us or play … [Read more...] about How Do We Save Maui Memorial Medical Center?