From the Magazine

Take a look at some of the stories that made their way into the spotlight in this season's issue.

working for community health during the pandemic

The first case of COVID-19 in Hawai'i was diagnosed on Feb. 26, 2020. Since then, Hawaii’s health care systems have been working hard to test and treat patients and help contain the spread of the virus. Here’s how hospitals are navigating health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

race for a vaccine

A doctor from Hawaii is part of a worldwide race to find a vaccine for COVID-19.

payment transformation averts a second crisis

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, doctors began closing their doors to patients and furloughing their staff. But many HMSA participating providers could still pay staff thanks to an innovative physician payment program.

hawaii doctor treats covid-19 patients in new york

Hawaii doctor Lina Miyakawa is on the front lines treating COVID-19 patients in New York City. Her message to friends and family back home: social distance as much as possible to protect yourself, ohana, and community.

hawaii doctor working toward a cure

Jerome Kim, M.D., credits his Hawaii upbringing for preparing him for the biggest challenge of his career: working toward a vaccine for COVID-19.

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