Hawaii | 50 states of population health

Kelly Gooch -

CINDY KAMIKAWA. President of North Hawaii Community Hospital (Kamuela)

On the top challenge

"The most significant healthcare issue for the Island of Hawaii is due to access of primary care providers. There is a shortage of primary care providers, which results in individuals not accessing preventive healthcare or having to travel long distances in order to see a physician."

On the hospital's response

"We're actually expanding our primary care clinic and adding more providers there. We're definitely working from the standpoint of prevention and follow-up appointments and making sure we keep track of our panel of patients."

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