Coronavirus: West Hawaii hospitals prepared

  • Kona Community Hospital is continuously monitoring patients for communicable diseases and is always in a state of readiness due to the Big Island’s status as a highly desirable travel location, said Kona Community Hospital Infection Prevention Director Lisa Downing, RN. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Officials for West Hawaii’s two main hospitals said Thursday clinical personnel at each facility are prepared for managing the care of any patient with suspected coronavirus.