OHA Chair Expected to Make Full Recovery After Hospitalization
OHA News Release
Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Chair Colette Machado, of Molokai, is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a stroke Friday night.
“Mahalo to everyone for their thoughts and prayers,” Machado said, adding, “I feel great.”
Machado is grateful her family and friends who assisted her and called 911 immediately, and for the prayers from her church family. “It is crucial for a people having a stroke to get to the hospital immediately so they can get the right medication. If you think a member of your ‘ohana is suffering from a stroke, call 911 right away.”
Dr. Cherylee Chang, Director of the Stroke Center and Neuroscience Institute at The Queen’s Medical Center, said Machado could be released from the hospital as early as Tuesday. Chang said immediate treatment can minimize the long-term effects of a stroke.