Kona Community Hospital (KCH) is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the message of the 2016 National Hospital Week theme “Health Care from the Heart.”
To read the full Big Island News Now article April 06.2016 “$100,000 Grant Brings KCH Closer to New Telemetry System,” click here.
Today, the HHSC West Hawaii Region board of directors elected Frank Sayre, DDS as its new Chairman. The West Hawaii Region is comprised of Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital.
Today, Kona Community Hospital (KCH) celebrated having received international recognition as a designated Baby-Friendly Birth Facility. Kona Community Hospital is one of only three Hawaii hospitals to have received this designation.
This prestigious recognition was awarded to KCH by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc; the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (“BFHI”). The BFHI is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the
Kona Community Hospital and the HHSC West Hawaii Region regretfully announced its Board Chairman, William “Bill” Cliff, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 26 while vacationing with family. He was 75 years old.
“We’re profoundly saddened by the news of Bill’s death,” said Jay Kreuzer, Regional CEO of Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital. “As chairman of the board of the West Hawaii Region, Bill was a thoughtful leader who was deeply committed to improving health care services for the West Hawaii community. He will be greatly missed.”
The hospital’s radiation oncology staff and management showered Dr. Lambeth and his wife, Phoebe, with leis and warm aloha as they shared lunch in celebration of his years of service to the West Hawaii community.
To read the full West Hawaii Today January 12, 2016 “Kona Community Hospital unveils expanded Emergency Department” article by Chelsea Jensen. Click here
Read West hawaii Today article regarding new Tele Mental Health at Kona Community Hospital. Read article.
To read the full November 21, 2015 Big Island Now ‘KCH Food Drive Reaches Goal’ article about the 2015 Thanksgiving Food Drive at Kona Community Hospital, click here.
Read the full November 16, 2015 West Hawaii Today article, “New Hospital Eyed,” by Bret Yager by clicking here.