Hot Shots – 4/1/20
Mauna Loa Donates Masks To Hospital
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. delivered 6,600 disposable masks to Hilo Medical Center March 25. The masks were discovered as part of a “pandemic kit” in its plant’s storage facilities. “During these hard times, we all have to work together and help in whatever way we can,” notes Ed Schultz, president and CEO of Hawaiian Host Group (Mauna Loa’s parent company). “These emergency kits are here for a reason, and we’re just glad to be able to do our part for our community.” Pictured are (from left) Elena Cabatu, Hilo Medical Center director of marketing, legislative and public affairs; Lisa Rantz, Hilo Medical Center Foundation executive director; and Tony Pastrama, Mauna Loa plant manager.
PHOTO COURTESY MAUNA LOA
Med Students Build Playground
University of Hawai‘i medical students traded their medical books for hammers and drills to build a large, wooden playground for homeless keiki at Family Assessment Center in Kaka‘ako last December. The students are part of the Homeless Outreach and Medical Education project at John A. Burns School of Medicine, providing health services to the homeless in mobile clinics at nine different shelter locations several days a week.
PHOTO COURTESY JABSOM
Queen’s Health Donates To Homeless
Recognizing the need to support Hawai‘i’s homeless community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Queen’s Health Systems has donated $500,000 to Hawai‘i Homeless Healthcare Hui, a local nonprofit that provides homeless individuals access to medical care and social services. Pictured are Jill Hoggard Green, The Queen’s Health Systems president and CEO, and Andy Mounthongdy, H4 executive director.
PHOTO COURTESY THE QUEEN’S HEALTH SYSTEMS