Sen. Baker to accept health care award

State Sen. Rosalyn Baker, who represents South and West Maui, will be recognized as one of two 2017 Legislators of the Year on Oct. 21 by the Healthcare Association of Hawaii during a scholarship gala at the Ko’olau Ballrooms in Kaneohe. The other honoree is state Rep. Della Au Belatti of Oahu.

The awards recognize the best health care professionals in Hawaii, according to a news release. Elected officials are awarded for their support of and advocacy for health care in the state.