Good Sitting News for HHSC Oahu Region Nursing Home Facilities

Good Sitting NewsHonolulu, Hawaii — 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 the HHSC Oahu Region

The HHSC Oahu region is comprised of two nursing-homes (i.e., Leahi Hospital and Maluhia), in addition to one non-profit health care provider (Kahuku Medical Center) who care for all regardless of their patient’s ability to pay. Leahi Hospital and Maluhia provide a range of long-term care services, including twenty-four hour skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, assistance with activities of daily living, adult day health, and geriatric.

About the Hawaii Prince Hotel

Located at the entrance to Waikiki, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club is appointed with all oceanfront accommodations and world-class service at one of Oahu’s most desirable and convenient locations. Prince Resorts Hawaii, Inc. operates three hotels in Hawaii: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The company also operates three golf courses: Hawaii Prince Golf Club, Hapuna Golf Course and Mauna Kea Golf Course.

About the HHSC

HHSC is the fourth largest public health system in the country and the largest provider of healthcare in the Islands. HHSC is comprised of 12 public hospitals, in addition to two non-profit affiliate providers who care for all regardless of their patient’s ability to pay. We provide a range of services, including emergency, specialized disease management, primary care, rural care, long-term care, home health and adult day-health – all of which improve the health of individuals and promote the economic health of our island communities throughout the state of Hawaii.