(BIVN) – Hawai’i County Mayor Harry Kim underwent an out-patient procedure involving the insertion of a defibrillator at Hilo Medical Center on Tuesday morning, the county reported in a media release. The procedure was done “as a precautionary measure”, officials said.
“Knowing Harry, he’ll be back at work soon,” Managing Director Wil Okabe said. “We appreciate everybody’s good wishes and support.”
Mayor Kim has been recovering from a variety of serious health issues in recent months, including multiple reported heart attacks and a bout with pneumonia.
Kim delivered a speech yesterday at the Experience Volcano launch event at the Volcano Garden Arts gallery.