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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NEWS RELEASE: Hilo Medical Center awarded prestigious national award for health information technology

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

WHO: Governor David Ige, Hilo Medical Center Officials, Hawaii Island Legislators

WHAT: Proclamation Presentation Recognizing Hilo Medical Center as 2015 Recipient of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Award of Excellence

WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2015

11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Governor’s Office

State Capitol

Fifth Floor

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hilo Medical Center has been named a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient. Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement of organizations that have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment.

Hilo Medical Center (HMC) is a part of the East Hawai’i Region of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), serving as a safety-net hospital for two critical access hospitals, Hale Ho’ola Hamakua and Ka’u Hospital. The East Hawai’i Region also includes nine outpatient clinics with specialties. HMC is a 276-bed facility with137 acute beds, 20-bed behavioral health facility, and 119-bed, long-term care facility. Overall, 72 percent of HMC’s patients have Medicare or Medicaid insurance.


Carolyn Tanaka

Director of Communications

Hawaii House of Representatives

Direct Line:  (808) 586-6133

Cell: (808) 381-7752

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