Kona Hospital Foundation Receives $40,000 in grants from American Savings Bank and Hawaii Electric Light

KCH-Grants-1Kona Hospital Foundation recently received a grant of $20,000 from American Savings Bank (ASB) and another $20,000 grant from Hawaii Electric Light Company.  The grants will fund the purchase of two baby warmers to enhance newborn care at Kona Community Hospital (KCH).

On May 28, representatives from Hawaii Electric Light Company presented Kona Hospital Foundation board members with a $20,000 grant for the funding of a baby warmer.  “The Kona Community Hospital is a cornerstone of the West Hawaii community,” said Jay Ignacio, president of Hawaii Electric Light Company. “These high-quality warmers will enable hospital staff to provide exceptional healthcare in a comfortable, developmentally supportive environment for our newest keiki.”

At the May check presentation, Sally Robertson, Director of Women’s Services at KCH demonstrated one of the baby warmers which are used for each newborn delivery.  “The baby warmers allow us to optimize perinatal care for our precious newborns,” she said as she pointed out numerous features intended to provide easier assessment and examination and a higher level of care.

KCH-Grants-2At the June 22 grand opening of the new American Savings Bank Kailua-Kona branch, American Savings Bank CEO and President Rich Wacker presented a $20,000 grant to members of the Kona Hospital Foundation board of trustees.  “Kona Community Hospital provides crucial services to our community and American Savings Bank is committed to supporting its mission and families in West Hawaii.”

“American Savings Bank and Hawaii Electric Light Company share common values which promote commitment to community and family.  Their generous grants, which provide funds for baby warmers, reflect those values,” said Jim Higgins, Kona Hospital Foundation chairman.  “We’re very appreciative of the support and commitment of these dedicated corporate sponsors.”

About Kona Hospital Foundation   The Kona Hospital Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, was created in 1984 to accept gifts and solicit donations for new medical technology, expanded services and enhanced facilities for Kona Community Hospital.  Since its inception, the Foundation has donated over five million dollars towards numerous hospital projects believing that the people of West Hawaii, both visitors and residents, deserve local access to a progressive hospital providing excellent healthcare.   For more information, visit www.khfhawaii.org

About American Savings Bank   Serving Hawaii’s businesses and communities for more than 85 years, American Savings Bank provides a full range of financial products and services, including commercial banking, consumer banking, insurance and investments.  For more information, visit www.asbhawaii.com    

About Hawaii Electric Light Company   From its beginnings with a single hydroelectric generator in 1894, Hawaii Electric Light Company has a tradition of utilizing the renewable energy resources of Hawaii Island for the benefit of its community. We have grown to become a world leader in the integration of renewable energy and are committed to providing a secure, clean energy future for Hawaii. For more information, visit www.hawaiielectriclight.com.