Historical Stats & Projects

The 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.

KHF Funds Transfer 2002-2019

2008-2019
  • Cancer Center 44.25%
  • Hospital Equipment and Facility 40.25%
  • Emergency Room 9.76%
  • Obstetrics 2.94%
  • Operating Room 2.79%

Cancer Center

$2,217,617

Hospital and Facilities

$2,017,178

Emergency Room

$489,250

Obstetrics

$147,508

Operating Room

$139,715

Projects

Before
After

Adopt-a-Room Project

On April 19, 2010 ground was broken to remodel existing patient rooms. With the support of Kona Hospital Foundation and Kona Community Hospital, 37 patient care rooms were revamped and completed in 2012.

The Kona Hospital Foundation’s fundraising focus in 2010 through 2012 was for the Adopt-a-Room Project. The major technological improvement was new state of the art headwalls in each room which provided the medical staff with a better ability for proximity of suction, oxygen and power outlets and as a bed bumper which ultimately contributes to increased patient care.

Facility upgrades included new plumbing fixtures such as faucets, custom grab bars, hand-held showers, countertops and tile as well as new flooring and baseboards.

Aesthetic renovations were new televisions, window shades, mirrors and closet door handles with the addition of a 3-position recliner. All rooms were repainted in one of two color schemes centered for tranquility and healing. The duration of this project took 3 years due to patient room availability as all rooms are normally occupied by patients requiring medical services.

We are grateful to the following who donated towards this project.

Room 211
Holualoa Management Corporation
I. Michael & Beth Kasser

Room 212
Gregory Chun Ph.D., Sherman S. Hee, Esq., James W. Higgins, Daryl H. Kurozawa, M.D., Judith-Ann Nakamaru, Jim Stafford and Anne Irene Wilcox

Room 214
Family and Friends of Alice Kawaianapua Basque
Matching Funds from Barbara S. & Allen C. Wilcox, Jr.

Room 215
Richard & Janet Goodmanson

Room 216
Terry Causey

Room 217
James M. & Martha L. Greenwell
Matching Funds from Barbara S. & Allen C. Wilcox, Jr.

Room 218
Hawaii Radiologic Associates, LTD & Hawaii Island Radiation Oncology

Room 220
Stanley and Beverly Oka
Dr’s Andrew Fedder and Loreli Oka
Dr. Garrett Oka and Lee-Ann Heely
Keola and Maria Oka

Room 221
Anonymous

Room 222
Wilcox Family Partnership
Allen C. Wilcox III
Steven C. Wilcox
Anne Irene Wilcox

Buy-a-Bed Project

Patients at Kona Community Hospital have rested more comfortably with the addition of thirty-six state of the art beds. The beds costing $7,800 each, were purchased with funds raised by the Kona Hospital Foundation.

The Hill-Rom Advanta 2 patient-care beds feature bedside controls, scale, digital angle display, dual locking brakes and a battery backup. They are designed to help caregivers provide more care with less effort.

We are grateful to the following who donated towards this project.

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
$50,000

C L Werner Foundation
$38,925

Hokuli’a Foundation
$30,000

Amazing Journeys
$22,500

Kaiser Permanente Grant
$25,000

First Hawaiian Bank Foundation
$23,335

Fund An Item – Kona Hospital Foundation 2011 Gala
$18,300

Irene Croft, Jr.
$10,000

Atherton Family Foundation
$8,000

Dr. Kent & Judith-Ann Nakamaru
$7,800

Kukio
$7,800

A&B Foundation
$2,000

Tomi & Aaron Ahn
$1,000

Milton and Ursula Stolaroff
Milton Stolaroff, Peggy Boman and Ursula H. Stolaroff
stolaroff-plaque

Cancer Center Donation by Milton and Ursula Stolaroff Foundation

The Kona Hospital Foundation celebrated a generous donation from the newly established Milton and Ursula Stolaroff Foundation. The donation totaling $250,000 will be administered over a five year period. The donation will be dedicated to The Cancer Center at Kona Community Hospital (KCH).

Kona residents, Milton and Ursula Stolaroff established their new foundation with the mission of creating a long lasting impact on their community. The Stolaroff’s wanted to kick off their philanthropic activities with a donation that is both personal and meaningful to them. Mrs. Stolaroff has been a patient at the infusion center for over eight years, making the Cancer Center at KCH a natural fit for their vision.

Peggy Bowman, RN, OCN, lead nurse at the hospital’s infusion center says of Mrs. Stolaroff, “She is a lovely woman…always very positive and caring. She sees that the infusion center is all about kindness and hope.”

The event was celebrated with the dedication of a plaque acknowledging the Stolaroff’s generosity. Mr. and Mrs. Stolaroff were joined by a small group of friends, Kona Hospital Foundation and hospital staff for the dedication and photos.

Jim Higgins, Kona Hospital Foundation chairman said, “We’re so thrilled that the Milton and Ursula Stolaroff Foundation chose the Cancer Center at KCH to be their first donation recipient. Their generosity will greatly enhance the level of care for cancer center patients. We’re very appreciative of Milton and Ursula’s sense of community.”

Nurse and child

Enhanced Pediatric Service Training

From a child’s perspective, one of the scariest and most common procedures a hospitalized child will experience is the placement of an IV. The pain associated with needle sticks along with the dread of an ER nurse approaching with a sharp catheter often leads to extreme anxiety in children and in turn, makes parents anxious.  And often this stress, screaming and squirming can result in failed attempts at placement.

The optimal care for kids involves a team of specialists dedicated to their unique needs.  It means looking at the hospital experience from the point of view of a child and tailoring what we do to. Children are not just little adults.

On November 4th, Kona Pediatrics, the hospitalist group that provides pediatric services at KCH, led by Dr. Toyin Ajose, will be hosting a team of Child Life and Pediatric IV access specialists from Childrens Hospitals on the mainland. This weeklong project will provide training to the nurses and staff at KCH to help them better care for the keiki in our community. We will be introducing new pain control techniques, IV placement protocols as well as fun, age appropriate materials and activities to make the hospital experience more child friendly.

These efforts will increase the success rate of obtaining pediatric IVs, and more importantly, decrease the anxiety of children and their parents.  Your support of this innovative training program is greatly appreciated.


Upcoming Events

The Mākaha Sons

For over 40 years, The Mākaha Sons have committed themselves to perpetuating traditional Hawaiian music. Their incomparable vocal arrangements and delightful stage presence is filled with comical antics that have won the hearts of thousand of fans worldwide.

Proceeds benefit Enhanced Pediatric Service Training.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

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