HONOLULU, HI – Governor David Ige of Hawai’i greeted the latest wave of traveling Prolink clinicians during their orientation on Monday, October 26, 2020. The session was held at St. Francis Healthcare System in Liliha. Social distance and CDC-prescribed guidelines were strictly observed throughout the meeting. Clinicians were receiving instructions in the operations of Hawaiʻi’s long term care facilities.
More than 170 healthcare workers have been placed in Hawaiʻi and have been providing care since September. They will serve now through December 26, 2020. Prolink is the exclusive partner for the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) to provide additional clinical support to Hawaiʻi’s hospitals and long-term care facilities throughout the islands.
Clinicians can be quickly assembled into a “strike team” to support specific nursing homes or hospitals in the event of a COVID-19 cluster.
Prolink CEO and Cofounder Tony Munafo said, “Prolink is proud to have partnered with Hawaiʻi’s healthcare leaders in implementing clinical workforce solutions throughout these critical weeks and months to ensure patient care delivery across the islands.”
Prolink Director of Clinical Solutions Mary Hamilton added: “Leading up to – and throughout – these assignments, the Prolink team is in constant communication with our clinicians, coordinating everything from regulatory compliance, to onboarding itineraries and monitoring with regular status checks. These clinicians are tested for COVID prior to beginning patient care and are following the DOH and CDC guidelines throughout their assignments. This collaborative effort has and will continue to provide continuity of high-quality patient care for Hawaiʻi’s community.”
The Governor David Ige’s Office released a full press release on Monday, October 26. To read that release, click here.