MAUIWatch Staff

MAUIWatch Staff

Maui Health Foundation Donates Ventilators to Maui Memorial Medical Center

Maui Health Foundation today announced the donation of 10 ventilators to Maui Memorial Medical Center. The equipment was delivered to the hospital this week, tested, and distributed to the floors to be used as needed. The ventilators will be an essential part of continuing to provide appropriate care, should Maui experience a surge in acute COVID-19 cases. “It has been …

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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Scheduled in Central Maui on Thursday

Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 will take place again on April 16 at Keopuolani Regional Park. Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers only from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Testing for the general public will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Testing will be provided at no-cost. “We want to mahalo all the doctors, nurses and …

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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Scheduled in Central Molokai on Thursday

Mayor Michael Victorino has announced that drive-thru testing for COVID-19 will be held Thursday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai. Testing was rescheduled due to inclement weather on Tuesday, April 14. All traffic must enter Ailoa Street via Kamehameha V Highway, between Kaunakakai Baptist Church and Kaunakakai School. The testing …

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Argument Between Lahaina Roommates Leads to Deadly Shooting

At about 8:05 p.m. on April 14, 70-year-old John Lyons of Lahaina was involved in an argument with his roommate 77-year-old Frederick Bacolini also of Lahaina, within their shared residence. During the argument, a shot was heard and Bacolini was found to have suffered a gunshot wound. Upon Maui Police Department officer arrival, John Lyons exited the residence and he …

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800 Additional National Guard Members Put on COVID-19 Mission

The Hawai‘i National Guard is increasing its personnel to 1,200 Guardsmen to help with the COVID-19 response. Last week, 400 Soldiers and Airmen were activated, meaning a total of 800 more Guardsmen will be brought on status to assist by tomorrow. National Guard Commanders for each island have been in contact with the county mayors and emergency management team to …

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Hale Makua Health Services Impacted by COVID-19 Positive Cases

Hale Makua Health Services received word from DOH that one home health patient has tested COVID-19 positive, and that one of six of its nursing home residents who were potentially exposed during their stay at Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) prior to being admitted to Hale Makua Kahului has tested positive. The nursing home resident who tested positive initially received …

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DOE: ‘Alternative Graduation’ Planned in Lieu of Traditional Ceremonies

With the end of the school year approaching, the Department of Education is working closely with school leaders to make important decisions that prioritize the health and safety of our students, staff, families and the broader community. In a Wednesday release, DOE officials said that after much consideration and discussion, it was determined that traditional commencement ceremonies at public and …

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‘Ohana by Hawaiian Offering Relief Cargo Transportation to Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i

Hawaiian Airlines, in a partnership with its Hawaiian Air Cargo and ‘Ohana by Hawaiian operations, announced yesterday that its providing complimentary transportation of food and household items from O‘ahu to Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i. The program was established to help ensure residents on both rural island communities have access to essential products during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more about the program …

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MCCC Sought After Leaving Premises Unauthorized

Extended furlough inmate Kainoa Kaoni came for his scheduled check-in at the Maui Community Correctional Center.  After meeting with his caseworker, he was asked to wait at the gatehouse, but he left without authorization. The Maui Police Department was notified. The 24-year-old is described as 5-feet-11-inches and 200 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Kaoni is serving time for …

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Number of COVID-19 Cases at Maui Memorial Medical Center Rises to 31

Since mid-March through April 7, fifteen healthcare workers at Maui Memorial Medical Center have been identified as COVID-19 positive by MMMC infection control staff. Four patients are under investigation as potentially linked to this cluster. Since April 8 an additional 90 healthcare personnel and 36 patients have been tested. Some results are pending, but an additional seven staff and five …

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