Urgent Advisories & Town Meeting Schedule 2017

2018 WCA TOWN MEETING SCHEDULE: 5:15-7 p.m., First Thursdays - usually in Waimea School Cafeteria (unless notified):

NOTE: WCA will host two Primary Election Candidate Forums this year. Please save these dates:

Thurs., June 7, 2018 will be a Gubernatorial & LG Candidates Forum - 5 p.m., Waimea School Cafeteria.

Thurs., July 12, 2018 will be a "Speed Dating" Candidate Forum at 5 p.m. at HPA's Taylor Commons featuring candidates running for U.S. Congress District 2, State Senate, State House and Hawai'i County Council. Please mark your calendar and join us!

Hawai'i's Primary Election is Sat., Aug. 11, 2018. Most major races will be decided that day. New election laws permit individuals to walk in and register to vote up until Aug. 11.

Special Waimea Town Meeting: Tuesday, July 11 To Discuss North Hawaii Community Hospital

The affiliation of North Hawaii Community Hospital and The Queen’s Health Systems, as well as quality of care, available services, finances, and community expectations, will be the focus of a special Waimea Community Association Town Meeting at 5:15 p.m., Tues., July 11, 2017, in Waimea School Cafeteria.

The entire community is invited.

Leading the discussion will be Art Ushijima, Chair, North Hawaii Community Hospital Board of Trustees, and President and CEO, The Queen’s Health Systems, who will be joined by Cindy Kamikawa, RN, President, North Hawaii Community Hospital, Dr. Gary Goldberg, who is the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Lyn Lam, who is the hospital’s Ambulatory Services Medical Director. They will discuss Queen’s affiliation and quality of care, vision and mission, the evolving healthcare landscape, hospital staffing challenges and progress, physical facilities upgrades, addressing community needs, and clarifying expectations.

The entire meeting will be dedicated to North Hawaii Community Hospital; there will not be any other presentations.  There will be time for questions and answers.

The meeting is being facilitated by Waimea Community Association, which hosted a series of community discussions in 2013 and 2014 when the hospital was experiencing severe financial challenges including questions about its ability to meet payroll, specific areas of care provided, and the condition of the aging facility, coupled with needed upgrades of internal systems and equipment. Community concerns also included a rapidly growing challenge to handle the volume of patients in the emergency room.

Info: www.Facebook.com/WaimeaCommunityAssociation, or call Patti Cook (937-2833) or email cookshi@aol.com.

News Coverage of the 7/11/17 Town Meeting: 

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WHT – July 12, 2017 — http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/queen-s-nhch-administrators-face-questions-concerns-community-meeting

Hawaii News Now – July 13, 2017 – http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/35873304/waimea-community-and-queens-meet-over-concerns-at-north-hawaii-community-hospital


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