Civil Beat Staff

Eleni Avendaño

Report Of COVID-19 Nursing Home Death Wasn’t Accurate, DOH Says

Report Of COVID-19 Nursing Home Death Wasn’t Accurate, DOH Says

There’s more to the story behind new federal data that reports Hawaii’s first COVID-19 death in a nursing facility.

How These Hawaii Kupuna Battle Loneliness During The Pandemic Courtesy Hale Makua

How These Hawaii Kupuna Battle Loneliness During The Pandemic

Care facilities restrict visits from family members and friends because of COVID-19, leaving many elderly people feeling isolated.

Lt. Gov. Green Wants Random COVID-19 Testing At Airports Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lt. Gov. Green Wants Random COVID-19 Testing At Airports

Josh Green is proposing the state ask random airline passengers to take a voluntary test as a way to measure the prevalence of the virus among  travelers.

Care Home Operators Deny DOH Allegations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Care Home Operators Deny DOH Allegations

Four people were issued an order by the health department to cease operations of two care homes in Kaneohe and fined $379,000.

Queen’s, Hawaii Pacific Health Get Big Chunk Of Federal Health Care Bailout Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Queen’s, Hawaii Pacific Health Get Big Chunk Of Federal Health Care Bailout

The $100 million in relief has been a lifeline to Hawaii hospitals and clinics during the pandemic, but it won’t fully cover their losses.

COVID-19 Prompts Redo Of Hawaii’s Medicaid Contracts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Prompts Redo Of Hawaii’s Medicaid Contracts

The Hawaii Med-QUEST division is wiping clean insurance contracts that were originally to go into effect in July.

Honolulu Developing A Major Expansion Of COVID-19 Testing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Developing A Major Expansion Of COVID-19 Testing

The city is working with health centers across Oahu to expand testing in targeted communities, hoping to augment the state’s programs.

Free ‘Pop-Up’ Health Clinic In Kalihi Aims To Cover The Newly Uninsured Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Free ‘Pop-Up’ Health Clinic In Kalihi Aims To Cover The Newly Uninsured

More than 140 doctors and nurses have already contacted Dr. Jim Ireland, one of the organizers to work at the Aloha Free Clinic.