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Hawaii Island Information Update for January 10th, 2021

Hawaii Island Mayor Mitch Roth hospitalized Saturday evening (January 9th) after a complaint of chest discomfort.

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Hawaii Island Mayor Mitch Roth was hospitalized on Saturday evening (January 9th) after a complaint of chest discomfort.

Roth had a complaint of chest discomfort on Saturday evening was driven by a private vehicle to the South Kohala Fire Station to awaiting HFD Medic and personnel and was then transported by Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) Medics to the North Hawaii Community Hospital in serious condition for further evaluation and treatment.

Mayor Roth was then transferred by HFD Medic from the Waimea Fire Station from the North Hawaii Community Hospital to the Hilo Medical Center catheterization laboratory (cath lab), where he had a stent implanted later on Saturday evening and where he continues to recover.

In a statement released by Hawaii County officials:

“I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers at this time,” said Mayor Roth.

“I have had excellent treatment from the moment I began to feel discomfort, and would especially like to thank our Hawaiʻi County first responders for their adept response and care. My wife Noriko and I look forward to a speedy recovery and are confident that Lee (Lord) will do a phenomenal job as acting Mayor.”

As Mayor Roth continues to recovers in the hospital, current Hawaii County Managing Director Lee Lord will step in as acting Mayor.

“I look forward to representing you honestly and with integrity in the absence of Mayor Roth,” said Lee Lord, Hawaii County Managing Director.

“My wife Linda and I are praying for a speedy recovery for Mitch (Mayor Roth) and look forward to his return.”

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