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Mauna Loa donates 6,600 disposable masks to Hilo Medical Center

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Mauna Loa macadamia nut company shared plenty of aloha Wednesday with the delivery of much-needed disposable masks to Hilo Medical Center. Read the full article >

Hospital Preparedness for COVID-19

This page will be updated regularly to include inform our community about our hospital’s preparedness for COVID-19.

Our Purpose

The Hilo Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1995 in support of the East Hawaii Region with projects, programs and services that benefit the greater community.

The Foundation was also instrumental in the fundraising campaign to help bring doctors to Hawaii through the Rural Family Practice Residency Program now called Hawaii Health System Corporation Primary Care Training Program (HHSCPCTP). This is a program that trains physicians in their last three years of medical school here on the island. Studies show that most young physicians end up practicing in or near the communities where they did their residency; which in turn will help bring more doctors to Hawaii to address the critical physician shortage crisis. To further the cause, the Foundation has renovated the River Cottage, which will be used to house medical students, residents, and new physicians, providing them with a safe, clean place to stay while they study and practice medicine in Hilo.

How You Can Help

Every dollar counts, and we are honored to receive your charitable contributions. There are tax advantages to donating to the Hilo Medical Center Foundation – all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  For more information about charitable contributions, call our Office at (808) 932-3636

Also, make sure to use Amazon Smile (amazon.smile.com) and select the Hilo Medical Center Foundation as your Non-Profit Organization to support!  A percentage of each purchase on Amazon Smile goes towards supporting our Foundation projects

Foundation Projects

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.  The Foundation serves as Hawai'i Island's Area Health Education Center (AHEC), supporting local learners in their pursuit of careers in Healthcare by providing professional mentors, hands-on clinical skills training experiences, on-the-job shadowing opportunities, FREE certifications including CPR, & more 

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