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Sheila Beckham

CEO expands Waikiki Health Center to help those in need and the homeless

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 20, 2014

~~<p>Sheila Beckham took over as chief executive officer of the Waikiki Health Center five years ago, at the peak of the recession, so she's seen the clinics' target population swell and, in particular, homelessness increase. Most recently, there's been the strain of many of the poorest families and individuals falling out of Medicaid coverage because of problems the state encountered with the enrollment renewals.</p>
<p>But it's been a time of great expansion as well as stress for the center and its seven major programs, the newest being the $1.8 million Makahiki Street clinic that opened to dental and medical patients in February.</p>
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Sheila Beckham took over as chief executive officer of the Waikiki Health Center five years ago, at the peak of the recession, so she's seen the clinics' target population swell and, in particular, homelessness increase. Most recently, there's been the strain of many of the poorest families and individuals falling out of Medicaid coverage because of problems the state encountered with the enrollment renewals.

But it's been a time of great expansion as well as stress for the center and its seven major programs, the newest being the $1.8 million Makahiki Street clinic that opened to dental and medical patients in February. Login for more...



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