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”
1. According to a July 31 Pacific Business News story on a recent Wallethub survey, Hawaii is tied with four states for having the worst median ACT college admissions test in the nation. Three of the states are North Carolina, South Carolina and Alabama. What’s the fourth state? A. Georgia B. Missouri C. Mississippi D. Tennessee E. Arkansas 2. The Food & Drug … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: What do you know about a recent price hike at Maui Memorial Medical Center?
It's no secret that Maui Memorial Medical Center is in serious financial trouble. The hospital–the only facility on the island that handles acute care–routinely runs annual deficits ($39 million last year, according to this Maui News story). Hospital officials have talked about starting public-private partnerships, but politically powerful public employee unions tend to get … [Read more...] about This Monday, Nov. 10: State Officials To Hold Hearing On Maui Hospital Financial Troubles
Most people probably don’t realize that the federal Affordable Healthcare Act (HR3590) includes provisions preventing discrimination of alternative medicine. This could have a big affect on the Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) on Maui. "That will be the largest single event to impact our profession in years,” says Lorilee Schoenbeck–a board member of the American Association of … [Read more...] about Mother Nature Meets The Federal Government: Exploring how the Affordable Care Act affects Naturopathic Doctors
The fifth annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will happen Saturday, Sept. 29, but Kaiser Permanente has already beat the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to the punch. They’ve collected more than 100 pounds of prescription drugs on Maui, Hawaii Island and Oahu at their clinics this past spring. This was the first time Kaiser executed a take-back campaign. “Many people … [Read more...] about Prescription Drug Take Back Day Coming Soon