(Media release) â€” At 2 p.m.,Â Thursday, July 1, 2010, Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr., will present a check in the amount of $140,000.00 to the John A. Burns School of Medicine Hilo Medical Center Rural Residency Program.
Lt. Governor Aiona will present the check to members of the Hilo Medical Center Foundation, the Rural Residency Program and Hilo Medical Center Regional Board at the Rural Residency Program Office (the site of Hawaii Island Family Health Center) at 45 Mohouli Street in Hilo.
“Our administration has been aware of the acute shortage of doctors in East Hawaii,” Aiona said. “The East Hawaii community has banded together to support the Rural Residency Program and Iâ€™m privileged and honored to be able contribute the Stateâ€™s share to support this much-needed program. Despite our Stateâ€™s financial troubles, our Administration has taken the necessary steps to make sure this worthwhile program is funded.” noted the Lt. Governor.
The Lt. Governor will give brief remarks. Invited to speakers may include:
- Lori Rodgers, Executive Director, Hilo Medical Center Foundation
- Julie Tulang, Vice President of the Hilo Medical Center Foundation
- Brian Iwata, East Hawaii Regional Board, Finance Chair
- Dr. Luci Bucci
- Boyd Murayama, Medical Group Program Director
- Dr. Linda Dolan, Hilo Medical Center.
ContactÂ Marc Miranda,Â Governorâ€™s Liasion,Â (808) 371-6739Â orÂ Ted Hong at (808)Â 960-3156.
(Submitted by Ted Hong.)