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Hospital needs better strategies


    The Hawaii State Hospital suspended seven of its employees tied to the escape of killer Randall Saito that occurred earlier this month. The suspensions, however, are touching off workplace concerns that underscore long-standing problems at Hawaii’s only publicly funded, state psychiatric hospital.

This current focus on the State Hospital must prod the state to complete its facility overhaul, as scheduled, by 2021. The current master plan is a revision of one drafted more than a decade ago. That plan was never funded or implemented — and, not surprisingly, we’re witnessing the spilling of consequences. Read more

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