Good Sitting News for HHSC Oahu Region Nursing Home Facilities

Hawaii Prince Hotel Donates Arm Chairs to Leahi Hospital and Maluhia

Leahi Hospital and Maluhia just received a donation of 100 arm-chairs from the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. These chairs will be placed in the lobby, patient rooms and various other areas of the nursing-home facilities on Oahu to make family and visitors more comfortable.

“We’re extremely pleased to accept this contribution from one of our most outstanding hotels,” said Bruce Anderson, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. “The chairs will improve the appearance of our facilities and enhance the tradition of our nursing homes in providing quality care for our Kupuna and other patients in need of long-term care. Some of the furniture in our facilities has been there for over 50 years and the fabric is torn and stained. Even the slipcovers our volunteers generously made have become ragged. Given current fiscal conditions, this generous gift from the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki is more than welcomed and will enhance the ambiance of our old but well-loved facilities.”

“Because Hawaii Health Systems Corporation provides such a valuable service to our communities and we knew it was needed, we chose to donate this furniture,” added Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki Manager Wade Gesteuyala. “This donation is made with sincere appreciation to the staff of Leahi Hospital and Maluhia for the excellent nursing-home and adult day health care services they provide.”

The chairs were originally used in the guest rooms of the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki.

“The HHSC Oahu region is grateful to the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki for responding to our request for donations that will, in turn, enhance our revitalization goals during these challenging financial periods,” noted Vincent S.H. Lee, HHSC Oahu region chief executive officer.

About Hawaii Health Systems Corporation

HHSC consists of five regional systems operating 9 facilities throughout the State of Hawaii: East Hawaii Regional system operates Hilo Medical Center, Ka’u Hospital, Hale Ho’ola Hamakua and Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home; West Hawaii Regional system operates Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital; Oahu Regional system operates Leahi Hospital and Maluhia; and Kauai Regional system operates: Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. HHSC has three nonprofit affiliates: Kahuku Medical Center operating a critical access hospital and long-term care facility in rural Oahu; Ali'i Community Care Inc. doing business as (1) Roselani Place providing assisted living on Maui, and (2) Ali'i Health Center: a physician practice in Kona; and Hawaii Health Systems Foundation.

Established by the Legislature in 1996, HHSC is a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii. As such, HHSC provides essential safety-net hospital and long term care services throughout the State. Since 1996, HHSC has and continues to fulfill the State’s promise to provide high quality, healthcare to all regardless of whether an individual has health insurance or the ability to pay for the healthcare services they receive.

HHSC Media Contact:
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