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Kona Community Hospital

 


Letter from Anna Chiotti-White, West Hawaii Regional CEO 

It is my sincere honor to have recently begun the  position as Regional CEO of the West Hawai`i Region of Hawaii Health Systems, including Kona Community Hospital (KCH) and Kohala Hospital.  I look forward to continuing the organization’s commitment to delivering quality healthcare to Kona and West Hawai`i residents and visitors.

It was Kona Community Hospital’s (KCH) all-encompassing “Aloha spirit” that really attracted me as I accepted the position as CEO in November 2019. The hospital’s philosophy is that every person that comes through our door is treated like `ohana.  Daily, you can see that philosophy in practice as staff compassionately treat every patient as if they are family.

As the new Regional CEO, I will strive to provide exceptional care as our patients are friends and neighbors.  Our staff operates as a family of professionals delivering personalized care with dignity and

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Delivering in a Hospital

Does your idea of delivery comfort have less to do with the bed you’ll give birth in, and more to do with the medical backup you’ll have on hand? If so, a hospital is probably the most comfortable choice for you — putting you in good company.

Giving birth in a hospital is by far the most popular choice of expectant couples in the United States. It’s the choice for women who have what’s considered a “high-risk” pregnancy (e.g. if you’re 35 and over, are pregnant with multiples or have conditions like gestational diabetes). It also offers the most options in terms of who can make your delivery: While most birthing center and home births are attended by midwives (certified or direct entry), your hospital birth can be overseen by an OB-GYN, a family physician or a certified nurse-midwife (94 percent of CNM deliveries are, in fact, in regular hospitals).

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The 5 Best Hospital Bed Mattresses

Hospital bed mattresses, also commonly referred to as medical mattresses or therapeutic mattresses, are one of the most crucial factors when providing comfort and support to a patient recovering while in a bed. 

Hospital bed mattresses are understandably a very diverse and eclectic field of medical equipment, with many designed to target the most specific of ailments. 

Most hospital bed mattresses are composed of one or more of the following: foam, innerspring coils, air, or gel. 

While their commonalities might be limited, these mattresses can be subcategorized into several distinct fields (some of which have been known to overlap): innerspring mattresses, foam mattresses, low air loss mattresses, alternating pressure mattresses, lateral rotation mattresses, and bariatric mattresses. 

Top 5 Best Hospital Bed Mattress Summary

The Top 5:

Invacare-hospital-bed-mattress

Delivering exceptional support and comfort, the Invacare Solace Performance Therapeutic Support Mattress makes our list at number five. Specially formulated with 1.8-pound density foam

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Arizona hospital aide steals coronavirus protective equipment, supplies worth $1,700, police say

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A hospital housekeeping employee in Arizona was arrested and subsequently fired after police say he admitted to stealing personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Keith Brown, 49, was arrested at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott after hospital officials reported a suspected theft, police Lt. Jon Brambila said.

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Officers found $1,700 worth of gear and supplies inside Brown’s car and home, including gloves, hand sanitizer, surgical scrubs, washcloths, paper towels, masks, bleach cleaner, toilet paper and an automatic hand sanitizer, Brambila said.

Police found numerous items valued at $1,700 in Brown's vehicle and residence. (Prescott Police via AP)

Police found numerous items valued at $1,700 in Brown’s vehicle and residence. (Prescott Police via AP)

Many of the items have been in short supply during the COVID-19 outbreak as health workers race to treat a surging number of patients.

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Hospital eTool: Housekeeping

Common safety and health topics:

Potential Hazard

Exposure of housekeeping staff to blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) through contaminated work environments. OPIM is defined in 29 CFR 1901.1030(b).

Possible Solutions

OSHA requires:

Clean and sanitary work environments to prevent contact with blood or OPIM. Bloodborne Pathogens Standard [29 CFR 1910.1030(d)(4)(i)].

The employer must:

  • Determine and implement an appropriate written schedule for cleaning and methods of decontamination.
  • This written schedule must be based on the:
    • Location within the facility.
    • Type of surfaces to be cleaned.
    • Type of soil present.
    • The tasks or procedures to be performed in the area.

The CDC states that hepatitis B virus can survive for at least one week in dried blood on environmental surfaces or contaminated needles and instruments.

Potential Hazard

Exposure of housekeeping staff to blood or OPIM by not using an appropriate or approved disinfectant.

Possible

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Emory University Hospital, Atlanta

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Staffed exclusively by Emory University School of Medicine faculty who also are members of the Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital is one of the nation’s leading hospitals in cardiology and heart surgery, cancer, neurology and more.

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Dedicated to Providing the Best Care Possible

At Emory Healthcare, we strive to deliver quality care, excellent service, and transparency. Star ratings are displayed on the profiles of Emory Healthcare providers, allowing patients to access patient experience information. The below rating represents an overall average of experience results from patients who have received care at this specific facility location.

Our Mission

To Serve Humanity by Improving Health through integration of education, discovery and health care.

Our History

Emory University Hospital’s tradition of healing dates back almost a century. In March 1904, our predecessor, Wesley Memorial Hospital, was chartered with 50 beds. The hospital was housed in a downtown Atlanta

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Royal Hobart Hospital | Hospitals

Outstanding Care with Compassion Every Time

Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is Australia’s second oldest hospital and first began serving the Hobart community in 1804. It moved to its present site in the Hobart CBD in 1820.

RHH is Tasmania’s largest hospital and its major referral centre. As the major clinical teaching and research centre, it works closely with the University of Tasmania and other institutions.

RHH provides acute, sub acute, mental health and aged care inpatient and ambulatory services to a population of about 250,000 people in the southern region.

The RHH is being redeveloped to improve the delivery of healthcare for Tasmanians. Find out more about the redevelopment of RHH…

The Royal provides a comprehensive range of general and specialty medical and surgical services including many statewide services such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, extensive burns treatment, hyperbaric medicine, neonatal and paediatric intensive care and high risk obstetrics.

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