COVID-19 updates with Maui Health
WAILUKU – Lisa Paulson, director of strategic communications at Maui Health, will field questions in this weekly column.
Q: There is a lot of information out there on COVID-19. What are some of the most trustworthy sites? How can I get the most up-to-date information on number of cases and other Hawaii-specific information each day?
We’re so glad you asked this question, as it is critical that we are all relying on and sharing only accurate and reliable information.
While there are many websites with good information, these are some that we recommend: State of Hawaii Department of Health’s COVID-19 website at HawaiiCovid19.com, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 website at Coronavirus.gov, and World Health Organization at who.int.
All of these named sites are listed on our website on mauihealth.org/covid19 under Trusted Resources
You can also sign up for daily COVID-19 e-mail updates from the Hawaii Department of Health; that link is also listed on our COVID-10 page on our website or can be found at hawaiicovid19.org.
Q: Are you accepting donations?
We have seen a tremendous outpouring of support in the community. We are humbled by the generosity of individuals, non-profits and others who are reaching out to offer their support.
Along with all the other hospitals in the nation, we are now set up to accept donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the community. PPE donations such as N95 masks, non-latex gloves and even handmade masks will be gratefully received and used where needed. Another very helpful donation is scrubs.
Our Maui Health Foundation is coordinating donation drop-off. If you’re interested in donating supplies or contributing to the Maui Health Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund, visit mauihealth.org/covidrelief or call (808) 442-5191.
Q: I was just furloughed from my job at a hotel; do you have any openings at Maui Health?
Yes, we do! We have a number of positions open; please visit: www.mauihealth.org/careers
Some of the featured open positions at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital are: Housekeeping or Hospital Aide; Kitchen Helper; Security Officer; and Patient Access Services Clerk or Phone Operator.
We have also opened up another paid Nurse Aide training program at Kula Hospital. Anyone with a high school diploma or GED can apply.
The training is held twice per week, on Fridays, Saturdays and /or Sundays over six weeks.
You are paid for the entire time you are being trained, and once you are certified, you are offered a job at Kula Hospital.
This is such an amazing opportunity for anyone looking for a career in health care.
If you enjoy caring for others, and want a rewarding career that is stable and long-term, you should check it out.
Visit mauihealth.org/kulacna for more information or visit mauihealth.org/careers and look under featured careers.
For daily COVID-19 Q&As with Maui Health leadership and community physicians, tune in to KPOA-FM every morning at 7:19 a.m.
Visit kpoa.com to submit your COVID-19 questions for consideration.
For Maui Health COVID-19 updates, visit mauihealth.org/covid19.