Through the efforts of the Hilo Medical Center Foundation and the community, a number of major projects have been undertaken to enhance healthcare at the Hilo Medical Center and in the community.
Highlights of these accomplishments include:
The renovation of the Hilo Medical Center River Cottage to be used by rotating medical students and residents – Initiated 2010
View River Cottage Project
Board member June Kunimoto and Honorary Board member Dr. Hoon Park stand outside the hospital’s River Cottage.
The purchase of a new handicap-accessible van for the Long Term Care patients – Completed 2011
Donated 1000 heart-shaped stress balls for children seen in Hilo Medical Center’s Emergency Room – Completed 2010
Supported Hilo Medical Center’s lobby renovation – Completed 2010
Raised over $300,000 to help start the Rural Residency Program after Governor withheld funding – Ongoing; we continue to accept donations to support this worthy endeavor.
Renovated & expanded Hilo Medical Center’s Emergency Room – Completed 2008
Raised funds to build the Yukio Okutsu Veteran’s Home (The first and only Veteran’s Home in the State of Hawaii) – Completed 2007
New phototherapy lights for Hilo Medical Center for newborns diagnosed with jaundice – Completed 2006
Refurbished Hilo Medical Center nursery waiting area – Completed 2005
Demolition of the old Hilo Hospital – Completed 2004
Refurbished Hilo Medical Center library – Completed 2003
Renovated Hilo Medical Center physician lounge – Completed 1999