Nurse aides in short supply

  • Via Hilo Medical Center Angie Kanae, left, Nurse Aide Training Program Coordinator, and Keisha Ebanez, Nurse Aide in the Emergency Department, demonstrating the use of the vital signs monitor.

  • Angie Kanae, left, Nurse Aide Training Program coordinator, and Keisha Ebanez, nurse aide in the Emergency Department, demonstrating the use of the vital signs monitor. (Hilo Medical Center photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii identified nurse aides as the most vacant position in the medical field statewide.