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Alii Health Center, Kona Community Hospital welcome obstetricians


Kona Community Hospital has added three new doctors of Obstetrics and Gynecology to its Women’s Services team.

They are Danielle Potter, M.D., Gary Bernard, D.O. and Harnath Holmes, M.D.

Potter, Holmes and Bernard are employed by Alii Health Center in Keauhou (a subsidiary of Hawaii Health Systems Corp.), and are credentialed to perform services at Kona Community Hospital.

Danielle Kuulei Potter joined Alii Health Center in August, 2013. She completed the Phoenix Integrated Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (PIROG) in Phoenix, Ariz., where she won the Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery in 2012.

Potter attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her graduate and undergraduate education at the University of Northern Colorado.

Potter was born and raised on Hawaii Island, and is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu.

Gary S. Bernard joined Alii Health Center in January, 2014. He completed his residency at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan following his internship at Flint Osteopathic Hospital.

Bernard attended medical school at University of North Texas, Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Michigan in Flint.

Harnath C. Holmes joined Alii Health Center in March. He completed his graduate and medical residency at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virg. Holmes attended medical school at the University of Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Holmes is very familiar with the challenges of rural health care; he most recently practiced in Little Falls, Minn., a community of 8,000.

Debra Sundberg, executive director at Alii Health Center said “The goal is to build a quality obstetrics and gynecology program with a broader range of treatment options for women in our community.”

Alii Health Center and Kona Community Hospital are offering outpatient gynecologic surgery options that will help reduce the need for women to travel off-island to Oahu for procedures.

“We are very fortunate to have three new obstetricians in our west Hawaii. Their experience and skills are a strong addition to our Women’s Services team,” said Sally Robertson, director and manager of Women’s Services at Kona Community Hospital.

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