Kona Hospital Foundation is dedicated to improving Kona Community
Hospital for the entire community. We fund medical technology, expanded
services and enhanced facilities that would otherwise be unavailable.
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. The people
of West Hawaii, both visitors and residents, deserve local access
to a progressive hospital providing excellent healthcare.
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
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. Our most recent efforts
raised funds for new medical equipment and technology for the
new Non-Invasive Cardiology Clinic at the hospital.
By working closely with hospital
CEO, Jay Kreuzer, community physicians, hospital managers and staff,
the foundation targets significant hospital projects requiring funding.
Monies are 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 Hawaii relies on this support.
to day operations of the Foundation are managed by a staff of two
with the help of numerous volunteers. We are overseen by a seven
member volunteer Board of Trustees. The current trustees are Greg
Chun, PhD, Dr. Jack Bunnell, Patricia Clark, Ikaika Hauanio, Donna
Hiranaka, Judi Nakamaru and Reba Silva.
The original trustees of the Foundation were Allen Wilcox, Garold
Enloe MD, Fred Fujimoto and Richard Ishida.
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.