The Kona Hospital Foundation, a non-profit corporation, was created in 1984 by Allen Wilcox, Dr. Garold Enloe, Fred Fujimoto and Richard Ishida, to accept gifts and solicit donations for new medical technology, expanded services and enhanced facilities for Kona Community Hospital. The people of West Hawaii, both visitors and residents, deserve local access to a progressive hospital providing excellent healthcare.
The Foundation’s major endeavors to improve the hospital include The Radiation Oncology Center (ROC), Imaging Center, Nuclear Medicine Suite and Outpatient Chemotherapy Building, Adopt A Room, Buy A Bed and New Cardiology Clinic Equipment. Other completed projects are the Emergency Helicopter Landing Area, repair and painting of the facility, enhanced directional signage for visitors, medical equipment and education for hospital professionals. Our most recent efforts raised funds for new Operating Room Equipment and Technology.
By working closely with hospital CEO, Jay Kreuzer, and his Leadership Team, the foundation targets significant hospital projects requiring funding. Money is obtained through direct donations, private and public grants, investments, and fundraising events. When citizens become aware of hospital needs and state funding deficiencies, support becomes a philanthropic priority for the entire community. The future of quality health care in West Hawai`i relies on this support.
Day to day operations of the Foundation are managed by a staff of two-one full-time and one part-time employee-who are overseen by a seven member volunteer Board of Trustees. The current trustees are Dr. Jack Bunnell, Greg Chun, PhD, Patricia Clark, Ikaika Hauanio, Donna Hiranaka, Judith-Ann Nakamaru, and Reba Mae Silva.
The Kona Hospital Foundation is a non-profit organization (under Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1954). The tax identification number is 99-0233964.
For more information, please visit the Kona Hospital Foundation’s website at www.khfhawaii.org.