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Kona Hospital Foundation celebrates 30 years of service


This year marks a notable milestone for the Kona Hospital Foundation (KHF) as it celebrates 30 years of dedicated service to Kona Community Hospital (KCH) and the west Hawaii community.

Kona Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees

Kona Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees

The Foundation was established on June 21, 1984 by Allen Wilcox, Dr. Garold Enloe, Fred Fujimoto and Richard Ishida. Their mission was to provide a philanthropic, fundraising organization dedicated to the endowment of medical equipment and technology to Kona Community Hospital.

Since its launch 30 years ago, the Hospital Foundation has funded major projects at KCH including the Radiation Oncology Center, the Imaging Center, Nuclear Medicine Suite and the Outpatient Chemotherapy Building, as well as the Adopt A Room and Buy A Bed projects. Other completed projects are the emergency helicopter landing area and the funding of medical equipment for various hospital departments including the Cardiology Clinic, the Obstetrics Unit and the Surgical Services department.

“We’re grateful to our founding trustees, who created a mechanism for accepting gifts and donations that would benefit Kona Community Hospital,” said Foundation Chair, Jim Higgins.

Higgins, who is also a 26-year board member, continued by saying that the current Board of Trustees is proud to report that KHF “remains financially sound and committed to our founding trustees’ mission to make the hospital the best it can be for our community.”

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