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Senate Committee Advances Maui Memorial Medical Center Bill

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Wayne Yoshioka
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Lawmakers advanced a bill today to enable neighbor island hospitals to transition into public-private partnerships.     As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, if signed into law, the not-for-profit centers would initially form in Maui. 

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaiʻi. He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter. He covered Hurricane Iwa (1982) as a TV reporter; was the State Department of Defense/Civil Defense spokesperson for Hurricane Iniki (1992); and, commanded a public affairs detachment in Afghanistan (2006). He has a master's degree in Communication from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is a decorated combat veteran (Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 22 other commendation/service medals). He resides in Honolulu.
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