The Hawaii State Senate continues its investigation into allegations of misconduct at the State Hospital on Wednesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. in Room 16 of the Hawaii State Capitol.
Scheduled to testify are the following individuals for which subpoenas were issued:
- William May, Hawaii State Hospital Administrator
- William Sheehan, Hawaii State Hospital Associate Administrator of Clinical Services
“We’re continuing our investigation into the Hawaii State Hospital and asking the relevant and hard-hitting questions so that we can make it a safer place for employees and patients while ensuring proper execution in employment policies practices,” said Sen. Clayton Hee, co-chair of the Senate Investigative Committee on the State Hospital. “We are also looking forward to discussing with Mr. May the future of the hospital and how he anticipates to get there.”
“We have held nine hearings thus far and each time we learn something new do about the environment of the hospital,” added committee co-chair Sen. Josh Green, who is also an emergency department physician. “As the process moves on, we’re seeing some changes and by the end of our investigation I expect to have comprehensive understanding of all its problems, from worker injuries to accusations of nepotism and mismanagement.”
The Special Investigative Committee on the State Hospital was formed during the 2014 legislative session to conduct an investigation of the workplace safety of psychiatric workers and allegations of administrative improprieties and failure to conform to established employment policies and practices at the Hawaii State Hospital. The hearings began in March to receive testimony from subpoenaed individuals and has been ongoing as senators take a wide-ranging and in-depth look at the State Hospital.
For more information on the investigative committee, please visit: http://capitol.hawaii.gov/specialcommittee.aspx?comm=hsh
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