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Hale Hoola Hamakua Foundation receives Young Brothers grant


Hale Hoola Hamakua Foundation recently received the Community Advisory Grant from Young Brothers, Ltd. / Hawaiian Tug & Barge.

This grant is to replace the television in one of the communal activities rooms within the hospital. These rooms are the gathering area for activities and family visitation. Activities are crucial for
the long-term care residents’ and patients’ quality of life.

For some of the long-term care residents, a television is their only venue to the outside world.

The Hale Hoola Hamakua Foundation will use the Young Brothers’ grant to replace the television in the Hauoli Room with a new and larger model. A larger television screen will help the aging residents see programs more clearly.

Hale Hoola also extends thanks to Makana Loo and the entire Loo Ohana for volunteering their services to the hospital.

For his Eagle Scout Project, Makana volunteered his services to re-vamp Hale Hoola’s front lobby. Makana and his team repainted the lobby of the hospital, repainted the lines in the parking lot, and built and installed custom cabinets in the gift shop.

Painting supplies were donated by the Home Depot.

Originally known as Honokaa Hospital, Hale Hoola Hamakua has served the healthcare needs of our community from Kamuela to Laupahoehoe since 1951. The facility was renamed Hale Hoola Hamakua in 1997, which means Haven of Wellness in Hamakua.

HHH is a Critical Access Hospital with 66 long-term care beds and 11 Critical Access beds which offer Acute, Skilled and Long-term care.

Hale Hoola also has 24/7 Emergency Room services as well as a Rehabilitation Department offering Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

The Hale Hoola Hamakua Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) supporting the Hale Hoola Hamakua Critical Access Hospital in enhancing the quality of health care to benefit our local community.

Volunteers are needed for friendly visits, musical performances, pet therapy, clerical skills, landscaping and more. Volunteers also are needed for fundraising activities and board membership.

To volunteer at Hale Hoola Hamakua, contact Stephanie Minshull at 932-4153 or

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