Thank-You Letters

Hale Makua Health Services would like to thank Alexander & Baldwin’s Kokua Giving Program for their generous $5,000 donation toward procurement and implementation of an Electronic Medical Record system. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act federally mandates electronic health records for hospitals and private physician practices. While Medicare and Medicaid EHR programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and hospitals, nursing homes and home health care agencies are not eligible.

Hale Makua Health Services needs to move in the same direction as hospitals and physicians with regard to digital medical records, so we are grateful for Alexander & Baldwin’s support.

This generous gift will help improve overall quality of patient care by allowing the organization to document patient information more efficiently and effectively while allowing ease of access to primary care physicians and other health care providers involved in patient care.

The EMR will streamline communication and improve continuity of care for patients who utilize our long-term care, home health, adult day health and rehab programs.

Hale Makua

Health Services

Thank-You Letters

On behalf of Special Olympics Maui and the entire Dolphins Swim Team, we would like to extend a very special mahalo to our sponsors, volunteers, donors, entrants and cheerleaders for your support of our first Swim & Fin fundraiser.

The event was a great success with a tremendous turnout and donations exceeding our expectations. Your support will help fund the continuance of our sports program in Maui County which was in dire need of funding, along with support our athletes heading to the 2014 National Games in New Jersey.

It was a fantastic day. We have been highly encouraged by our participants and community to schedule again next year, so we will be sure to be in touch.

Mahalo for your for kindness, generosity and true aloha spirit.

Toni Rojas, Parent volunteer

Swim & Fin

Special Olympics Maui

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As the Prison Fellowship/Angel Tree volunteer coordinator in Maui County, I am grateful to Maui Brothers’ Keeper Church, Alalani Church/Women’s Group, Marjorie Cruz, Church of God, Church on the Go and Al Hashimoto for donating funds to purchase much-needed bath towels for the residents of Maui Community Correctional Center. Your generosity has given many residents of MCCC hope in a time of economic crisis. Also thank you to Kahului Kmart for their help and the sale of white bath towels also. Call me at 281-9390 to learn how you too can provide the year-round aloha spirit.

MCCC Senior Chaplain Henrietta Pua Hashimoto


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A heartfelt mahalo to Jeff Scharnhorst, former executive director of Pacific Cancer Foundation, for your vision, guidance and support over these past five years as my direct supervisor and best-boss-ever; for walking, talking, breathing and living the PCF mission 24/7 and thereby being an excellent role model; for creating the position I now fill and trusting me with the responsibility it entails; for always supporting my quest for more education to support the work; for your willingness to collaborate with community partners and your ability to dialogue with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. It has been a true honor and privilege to work with you. Please know that you have made a difference in Maui’s cancer community and in my life. I can’t wait to see what you do next.

Karli Bergheer, Cancer Patient Navigator

Pacific Cancer Foundation


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I would like to thank the management of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. for supporting me through my drug program. Especially the general manager, Rick Volner, for taking time out of his busy schedule and congratulating me personally on the completion of my program. HC&S cares for its employees and supports the community. One day at a time, it works.

Leonard Pagan


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Mahalo to all of you who took the time to vote for the Boys & Girls Club of Maui during the recent Charity Challenge through the Windermere Foundation. Although we didn’t win, our local company foundation was able to donate $5,000 to the kids on Maui! We really believe that by helping the kids, we’ll help Maui to be a more beautiful island for generations to come.

If you’ve bought or sold a home through a Windermere Valley Isle Properties sales associate, you’re part of the Windermere Foundation and you’ve made a positive difference in the lives of children on our island. So we thank you, and appreciate your support.

Mahalo nui loa from all of us at Windermere Valley Isle Properties and the Boys & Girls Club of Maui. You really do make a difference!

Windermere Valley Isle Properties

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The Hawaii Emergency Medical Services Association has been trying for years to find a location to build a memorial for emergency responders who died in the line of duty. There have been nine EMS and seven firefighter line-of-duty deaths in recent decades. Law enforcement got permission to build a memorial in the state Capitol district.

We asked House Speaker Joe Souki and Sen. Roz Baker for help. Both introduced resolutions to support allowing a memorial to be built in the Capitol district. Souki and Baker provided prompt, professional and tireless support. HCR 34 passed with affirmative votes from all of Maui’s legislators. Thank you, Speaker Souki, Sen. Baker and the other Maui legislators for your support.

Lin Watkins, treasurer

Hawaii Emergency Medical Services Association

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On April 29, the staff of Aloha Air Cargo went beyond to help me transport my lovebirds back home to Oahu. They had already closed but with much aloha the staff pulled together and assisted me. My birds arrived the next morning from Maui, and the staff on Oahu called to let me know they had arrived early. I appreciate the staff on Maui for taking care of the birds and giving them a safe flight, and the staff on Oahu for caring for them until they could be picked up.

Narcissus (Nani) Hee


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Many mahalos to the Walmart service staff and everyone involved in the return of my cellphone on May 5. God Bless.

Jason B. Kim


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For the past three years, I have fallen in love with the breathtaking beauty of the islands, the serene beaches and the South Maui parks. Thank you to the Ka Lima O Maui janitorial crew for keeping the park facilities in pristine condition.

I have met and spoken with each personally. They are such great workers and an inspiration to me. They have shown me that a “shaka” is aloha. So to the Ka Lima O Maui crew, I give you a big shaka.

Mayra Madeline Somers


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Due to the planning and compassion of Pastor Tim Cruz of the Kahului Church of the Nazarene and Virginia Brown, the general manager of Harbor Lights, April 19 was a huge success. Approximately 25 residents showed up for the Easter festivities held here at the Harbor Lights condominiums.

An Easter egg hunt hosted by the church included free food and drinks along with Easter eggs and candies for the keiki. It was a huge delight.

Also, “WE a Hui for Health” came with its mobile unit and offered free health screenings and vision testing.

The board members and staff at Harbor Lights condominiums would like to extend their appreciation for the love shown by these organizations and would like to welcome others who would like to offer their services to our residents.

Cindy Willard

Harbor Lights board member