Category: Press Releases

AED Device Recipients

Apply for One of Twenty AEDS Donated by Big Island Toyota


Hilo Medical Center Foundation’s Be a Lifesaver Hawaii Program is pleased to announce our Partnership with Big Island Toyota Hilo and Kona. As part of the Be a Lifesaver Hawai’i campaign effort, twenty (20) Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS) will be donated by Big Island Toyota… Continue reading

Maxed out on doctors; Medical residency program to have full complement of physicians for the first time


With the announcement of its third class of physician residents last Friday, the Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency Program has reached a milestone. For the first time since it began in 2014 as a means of addressing Hawaii Island’s doctor shortage, it will have a… Continue reading

Donating Warmth in Her Mother’s Memory


In memory of her mother, Misao Noguchi who passed away at the age of 93 on April 17, 2014, Kathleen Inouye donated 10 beanies to patients receiving treatment at Hilo Medical Center’s Hawaii Pacific Oncology Center. “I am carrying on my mom’s legacy,” said Kathy.… Continue reading

Urgent: Write to Your Delegates for Support

Dear Community Members, We need you to email or write a letter to the Delegates listed below by sharing any personal story related to the need for a primary doctor for your family, friends, or employees. Please voice your support for full funding of $2.8 million for the… Continue reading

Hilo Medical Center Foundation Gains Honorary Board Member


Dr. Richard Robbins has been nominated as an Honorary Board member of the Hilo Medical Center Foundation (HMCF) by the Board of Directors of the Foundation.  Lori Rogers, Executive Director, HMCF stated, “Dr. Robbins has provided valuable leadership and generous funding for many of the… Continue reading

Hilo Medical Center Foundation Dedicates Renovated Shower Room for Long Term Care

Long Term Care’s Shower Team

Hilo, Hawaii – With the cutting of a Maile lei and a blessing by Kahu Kimo Awai, members of the Hilo Medical Center Foundation and hospital staff celebrated the completion of the Shower Room Renovation Project at the hospital’s 112-bed Long Term Care Facility on… Continue reading

The Hilo Council for Family and Community Education (FCE) donates books through the Newborn Book Project

members of the Hilo Council for Family and Community Education

On May 17th, members of the Hilo Council for Family and Community Education (FCE) presented the Hilo Medical Center Foundation with books for newborns in the Hilo Medical Center’s Obstetrics Unit. The club’s giving is a part of the statewide FCE program to provide books… Continue reading

2012 Wine and Cheese and Chocolate and MORE!


“River Cottage” will provide a home for medical students

Honorary Foundation Board Trustee Fred Koehnen and Foundation Board Trustee Steve Godzsak.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 Big Island Weekly On March 2, 2012, under an early-morning rainbow above the Hilo Hospital, a blessing was done by Kahu Kimo Awai and a “Mahalo” party was held to thank the community groups and members who donated funds, business in-kind… Continue reading

Hilo Medical Center Ready to Open “River Cottage” Housing

February 22, 2012 By Sherry Bracken The Hilo Medical Center Foundation has announced completion of its project to renovate the Hospital “River Cottage” for use by medical students, family medicine residents, and nurse practitioner students who come to Hilo for training. The Foundation spokesperson… Continue reading