Hilo News — Health Committee To Meet With Hospital Administrators Regarding Budget Shortfall

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair
Rep. Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

Rep. Mele Carroll
Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi
Rep. Richard Creagan
Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro
Rep. Mark J. Hashem
Rep. Justin H. Woodson
Rep. Jo Jordan
Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto


Monday, July 28, 2014
4:30 PM
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
University Classroom Building #127
200 W. Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720


This meeting is part of a series of planned informational briefings and community-based public hearings by the Committee on Health related to the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation, its Regional Boards, and their plans to streamline operations and address anticipated budget shortfalls. This hearing will begin with an informational briefing by representatives of the East Hawai‘i Regional Board. Invitees to the informational briefing portion of this hearing include:

1. Gary Yoshiyama, Regional Board Chair, HHSC East Hawai‘i Region
2. Howard Ainsley, CEO, HHSC East Hawai‘i Region

Public testimony limited to the Hawai‘i Health System Corporation, its Regional Boards, and their proposed plans will be accepted following the formal briefing.
Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:
· Testifier’s name with position/title and organization;
· The Committee to which the comments are directed; and
· The date and time of the hearing; and
Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:
PAPER: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 331 in the State Capitol;
E-MAIL: For testimony less than 10MB in size, e-mail testimony to hlttestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov. Electronic testimony will be accepted until the start of the hearing.

While every effort will be made to consider all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.
Testimony submitted may be placed on the legislative webpage of the Committee on Health. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.
If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in this hearing (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at (808) 586-9425 at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.
For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at (808) 586-9425.

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