Doctors, Assets Bless Pali Momi With ‘Spectrum Of Life’
Pali Momi Medical Center received a wonderful gift Sept. 10 for its 25th birthday, complete with a blessing from Rev. Nathan Kohashi.
Drs. Kevin and Norma Hara donated a photo mural, “Spectrum of Life,” a collaborative display depicting each color of the rainbow as seen through the eyes of photography students at Assets High School.
“From a design standpoint, each photograph can stand individually,” stated Norma. “But grouped together, something more dramatic and spectacular is created.”
Norma understands the difficulties and challenges that accompany hospital stays and how it affects patients and their families.
“My hope is that patients and their family members are pleasantly distracted and receive a moment of hope from seeing the mural,” she added.
She likens the mural to Pali Momi’s staff members.
“Individually, each professional excels in what they do. Collectively, however, they make miracles happen for many of their patients.”
Visitors and patients can view the mural, which is located on the third floor of the hospital in the intensive care unit.
“We are very grateful to Assets School and Drs. Kevin and Norma Hara for this thoughtful and creative donation,” stated Pali Momi Medical Center CEO Jen H. Chahanovich.
“Artwork has a very calming and peaceful effect on our patients, and we’re pleased to add this unique mural to our diverse collection of art displayed throughout our hospital.”
Sandi Tadaki, assistant head of school and director of admissions at Assets, stated: “All of us at Assets are so touched that Kevin and Norma chose to make such an extraordinary gift to Pali Momi that beautifully showcases the talent and creativity of our students.
“They have given us a great gift as well, by sharing with the community an example of the brilliance that comes from our school,” she added.
“I hope it brings peace, comfort, and hope to all who see it.”