Going on its ninth year, the Kona Hospital Foundation will host its premier annual gala benefit and golf tournament on November 14 and 15 at the Hokulia Golf Club in Kealakekua. This year’s theme is “Be A Star…Adopt a Room.” All proceeds will go toward the Adopt a Room Project at Kona Community Hospital which will overhaul 34 patient rooms in the Med/Surg and Skilled Nursing units.
The Sunday evening Gala will feature a sunset party at the Hokulia pavilion with delicious food station feasts by Paradise Gourmet Catering, as well as a silent and live auction showcasing the finest Hawaiian artists. The evening will end with a concert under the stars by the Big Island’s own, The Bill Noble Seven-Piece Swing Band featuring Desiree Moana Cruz.
The popular golf tournament at the challenging Hokulia golf course on Monday is sold out. It will be held with golfers from across the state and the mainland. They will play for serious prizes and bragging rights for the year. The event will conclude with a lavish lunch and awards ceremony at the Hokulia clubhouse.
The Kona Hospital Foundation’s mission is 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 projects that have improved the hospital. Major endeavors include the Radiation Oncology Center, Imaging Center, Nuclear Medicine Suite, and Outpatient Chemotherapy Building. Many other projects to date include the emergency helicopter landing area, repair and painting of the facility, enhanced directional signage for visitors, medical equipment and education for hospital professionals.
Founded in 1914, Kona Community Hospital is a 94-bed full-service hospital with 24-hour emergency services that supports the west region of the island of Hawaii. It is a member of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a special agency of the state of Hawaii established in 1996. It is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Kona Community Hospital is dedicated to providing and enhancing accessible comprehensive healthcare services to the West Hawaii community.