Kimberly Fuson is the new Senior Director of Long Term Care and Critical Access at Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital. Fuson brings to the position more than 20 years of healthcare experience, specifically working with senior housing and human service organizations. She most recently worked as Vice President of Operations at Seacrest Village Retirement Communities in … [Read more...] about Maui Health System Names Kimberly Fuson For Leadership Role
In many states these days, especially in the south, organizations like Planned Parenthood fight to maintain women’s access to contraceptives. But here in Hawaii, their biggest political battles are a bit easier–rather than engage in desperate trench warfare to keep government from making it harder for women to get birth control, they advocate for bills that would actually make … [Read more...] about Hawaii Legislature mulls allowing 12-month birth control prescriptions
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?
Well, another year’s in the books. On the whole, 2015 wasn’t any more disastrous or violent than any other recent year, I suppose (we did get a new Star Wars film out of it), though at times it certainly seemed otherwise. Murder rates have risen in many large American cities, and a series of horrific mass shootings put everyone on edge. The great movie actors Maureen O’Hara, … [Read more...] about 2015 MauiTime Year In Review
So yesterday the board that runs Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital decided that it wants to partner up with Kaiser Permanente. For much of the last year, local hospital and public officials have been talking up the financial doomsday these hospitals were facing. Either give us more money, these officials told the state Legislature, or let … [Read more...] about Maui hospital board wants to partner with Kaiser Permanente, but not everyone’s pleased