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Maluhia program best served by renewing doctor’s contract

By Tom Nagahiro

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 18, 2012

~~<p>Recently, some caregivers and patients of Dr. K. Albert Yazawa were given notice that Hawaii Health Systems Corp. (HHSC) was not renewing his contract as medical director of Maluhia/Leahi long-term care facilities and physician at the Maluhia Geriatric Clinic.&nbsp;</p>
<p>In 2008, HHSC made plans to close the Maluhia Adult Day Health Program and the Geriatric Clinic. A group of caregivers protested this action and was successful in getting HHSC to reverse its decision. <br />
Now, a group called &ldquo;Save Our&nbsp; Doctor Ohana&rdquo; has been formed to try and get HHSC to reverse its most recent decision and renew</p>
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Recently, some caregivers and patients of Dr. K. Albert Yazawa were given notice that Hawaii Health Systems Corp. (HHSC) was not renewing his contract as medical director of Maluhia/Leahi long-term care facilities and physician at the Maluhia Geriatric Clinic. 

In 2008, HHSC made plans to close the Maluhia Adult Day Health Program and the Geriatric Clinic. A group of caregivers protested this action and was successful in getting HHSC to reverse its decision. Now, a group called “Save Our  Doctor Ohana” has been formed to try and get HHSC to reverse its most recent decision and renew Login for more...



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