HawCC Nursing Grads In The News

By Joyce Hamasaki, Associate Professor, Nursing

Becky Stubbs (Class of 1987), Jayne Solomon (Class of 2005), and Malania Eseroma (Class of 2006) have something in common.  All three were featured in December 2010 issues of the Hawaii Tribune Herald.  They are also Registered Nurse graduates of HawCC’s Associate of Science degree nursing program.

Becky, a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) at Hilo Medical Center, had front page press with the story featuring her pilot program called Diabetes in Control.  In her pilot program she meets with newly diagnosed diabetics once a week for 10 weeks with the goal that they will learn to more effectively manage this incurable, but treatable, disease.   Becky has been the diabetes education nurse at HMC for more than 20 years.

Jayne was recently honored as Hilo Medical Center’s Employee of the Month.  She is the Clinical Coordinator on the Laulima Unit.  Jayne is a special projects leader and her units “go to person” for the hospital’s new electronic records and medication dispensing systems.  She also co-authored the hospital’s new Value’s and Mission statements.

Malania has been working in the Emergency Department at Hilo Medical Center since she graduated. The news article featured the hospital’s trauma team of which Malania is an integral part.  She can be found working in the triage and trauma areas.

The nursing faculty and staff are proud of the more than 600 graduates of the AS Degree Nursing Program.  Many of these nurses live and work right here in on the Big Island, helping us meet our community’s health care needs.

Becky Stubbs
Becky Stubbs

Malania Eseroma

Malania Eseroma
Jayne Solomon

Jayne Solomon

Jayne Solomon
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