HONOLULU, HI | September 16, 2021 – The Central Pacific Bank Foundation (CPB Foundation) today made a landmark $250,000 donation to Kuakini Medical Center to be used toward the purchase of major medical equipment and enhanced patient care.
“CPB Foundation is proud to recognize the vital role that Kuakini Medical Center has played in supporting the health care needs of Hawaii for more than a century,” said Keith Amemiya, Executive Director, CPB Foundation. “It is humbling to know that our gift will play a key role in providing critical care to our residents during the pandemic, in addition to the ongoing health and safety of our community.”
Paul K. Yonamine, Executive Chairman, Central Pacific Bank added, “Kuakini and Central Pacific Bank were founded on similar values – to provide the people of Hawaii with access to fair and equitable resources in health care and in financial services. Our forefathers would be proud today to see our institutions working together to ensure continuity for the community for many years to come.”
“Kuakini Medical Center is very grateful for the generous support provided by the Central Pacific Bank Foundation,” said Gary Kajiwara, President and CEO of Kuakini Health System. “With the help of CPB Foundation’s donation, Kuakini will be able to replace its central patient monitoring station which plays a key role in the ongoing health and safety of our patients.”
The Central Pacific Bank Foundation is a significant contributor to the community. Last year, the Foundation donated more than $1.6 million to help local communities, including key support for residents and local businesses adversely impacted by the pandemic.
About Kuakini Medical Center
Established in 1900, Kuakini Medical Center is a nonprofit subsidiary of Kuakini Health System. Kuakini Medical Center is an accredited teaching hospital that is licensed for 212 bed acute care beds. The Medical Center is committed to providing safe patient care and high-quality health care services to the community through areas of excellence including Ambulatory Care Services, Cardiovascular Services, Emergency Services, Gastroenterology Services, Hawaii’s first all-digital Imaging Services, Oncology Services, Orthopedics, and a Sleep Center.