Roth recovering at HMC and in ‘good spirits’

Mayor Mitch Roth remains at Hilo Medical Center where he is recovering and in good spirits after suffering a heart attack on Saturday evening in South Kohala, according to a statement this afternoon from the mayor’s office.

A second evaluation is underway and doctors continue to monitor his condition.

Roth was transported to North Hawaii Community Hospital and later to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was treated, and a stent implanted.

“My wife Noriko and I are humbled by the outpouring of support and aloha we have received from our island community,” Roth said in the statement. “I would like to mahalo all of the staff here at Hilo Medical Center who have shown me excellent care, and I am confident that I will be back to full health very soon.

“In the meantime, I know my team will continue to work tirelessly to serve our community in my stead.”

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