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Public Relations Representative
Bay Clinic, Inc.
224 Haili Street, Building B
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 895-5872
October 14, 2011
Bay Clinic to Hold Community Blessing for First New Health Center
Before construction begins on a new health center in Ka`u, a blessing ceremony and reception will be held to commemorate a new day for Bay Clinic and for health care on Hawai`i Island.
Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
The Bay Clinic Ka`u Family Health Center
95-5583 Mamalahoa Highway
Naalehu, HI 96772
Presenting speakers include: Paul Strauss, Bay Clinic CEO; Mike Gleason, Bay Clinic Board President and The Arc of Hilo President and CEO; Monica Adams, Bay Clinic Director of Development and Regulatory Affairs; Raylene Moses, Bay Clinic Board Member and ‘O Ka`u Kakou Board Treasurer. Traditional Hawai`ian blessing conducted by Kauila Clark, National Association of Community Health Centers Board Chair and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center Board Member. Musical aloha provided by Keoki Kahumoku, Grammy Award-winning, fifth generation slack-key Guitarist and Founder of the Center for Hawaiian Music Studies.
As a source of health care for Ka`u’s 5,800 residents, Bay Clinic’s Ka`u Family Health Center struggles to care for all who seek services with limited and outdated clinical space consisting of only 4 exam rooms and a mobile dental van. Residents of Ka`u are in great need of a more modern and comprehensive medical and dental center to help reduce the many health care disparities faced in this beautiful rural community.
With the support of our community, Bay Clinic is addressing this need. Once completed, the Ka`u Family Health and Dental Center will be equipped to provide greater services with 8 medical exam rooms, 2 dental rooms and 2 patient and family counseling rooms to care for 3,400 additional patients with 8,500 additional visits. Along with providing greater access to health care for our southernmost `ohana, this new project will create jobs, provide community services and serve as a beacon of hope for a healthier future on Hawai`i Island.
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Facebook Event Page – facebook.com/event.php?eid=
Twitter Feed – @BayClinicInc
Twitter Hashtag – #BCIKAU
We hope you will join us November 5th.
Please join us at Na’alehu Park next Saturday, June 11th for the First Annual Ka’u Family Fun Fest!
What you’ll have to look forward to is a fun-filled day of free live music & entertainment with races and tournaments going on all day to raise funds for a new Bay Clinic Family Health Center in Na’alehu. The volunteer group O Ka’u Kakou will be hosting a Half Marathon, 10k & 5k Races all starting at 7am, At 9am there will be tournaments in Archery, Basketball and Portuguese Horse Shoe… just to name a few.
For the keiki, we’ll have a 100 Yard Dash, 3-Legged Races, even Keiki Archery! There’s going to be a health expo, food vendors, jumping castle, rock wall climbing, face painting & even a dunk tank!
Please help us spread the word – Late Registration begins TOMORROW June 1st.
Registration & info at www.race360.com/15811. Even more info and updates on Facebook and Twitter!
Please feel free to call, text, email, tweet, carrier pigeon… whatevah! It won’t be as much fun without YOU there, so please REGISTER TODAY!
Thank you kindly,
Paradise Public Relations
Mobile Office: (808) 895-5872
There will be an upcoming community meeting sponsored by Nani Kahuku ‘Aina, LLC, March 2 at 6:00pm in the Na‘alehu Community Center in Na‘alehu. They are seeking community input on Kahuku Villages, a proposed development in Ka‘?.
Please consider attending this event if you would like to learn more about it and let them know your thoughts as well. For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
District 6 – Upper Puna, Ka‘?, South Kona
Office of Councilmember Brittany Smart
25 Aupuni Street
Hilo, HI 96720