Fun activities, info to be at annual children's rally
Entertainment, fun activities and information for children and families will be available at the 17th annual Stand for Children Celebration and Rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
This event is sponsored by Maui Family Support Services and brings attention and support to the children and families in the community. The event is free. Community agencies will staff tables with information about community programs and resources available to children and families.
The National Stand for Children Campaign began in 1995 in Washington, D.C., advocating for child care, schools and other essential programs that give children a fair chance in life.
For more information, contact Shannon Carrier at 242-0900.
Visitor alive after shocks from AED, in MMMC's ICU
A 72-year-old Rhode Island visitor, who collapsed after stepping out of a Kaanapali hotel pool, regained consciousness Tuesday after two shocks from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), according to the Maui County Paramedics Association.
Paramedics received a call for a woman, who was unresponsive with cardiopulmonary resuscitation in progress after exiting the pool and collapsing at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, said Ryan Joslin, association spokesman.
When paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene at 3:15 p.m., they found the woman under the care of hotel security with an AED applied. Hotel security had administered two shocks, and the woman regained consciousness just as they arrived, Joslin said.
She was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition. She was in the hospital's intensive care unit Thursday afternoon, he said.
Hospital welcomes two cardiologists to program
Two cardiologists have joined the Maui Memorial Medical Center's Heart & Vascular program. They are Drs. Tracy Dorheim, a cardiothoracic surgeon, and Kimble Poon, a cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology.
Dorheim obtained his bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He performed his residency in general surgery at the University of Oklahoma and in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Wisconsin.
He is board certified with the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Poon is a Harvard graduate who earned his medical degree from Cornell University. He completed his internal medicine residency at UCLA Medical Center, general cardiology fellowship at Harbor-UCLA, and electrophysiology fellowship at Kaiser-LAMC.
His skill set of advanced ablations and device therapy will allow the hospital to
offer services that were previously available only in Honolulu.