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Maui Health grateful for Hotels for Heroes

Maui Health wants to acknowledge and express our heartfelt gratitude for the generosity and leadership of Mufi Hannemann and the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, and Haley Hsieh of Laulima Data Alliance for the Hotels for Heroes program.

This program offered our clinical staff from our Maui Health hospitals lodging after long shifts spent tending to patients during the height of the COVID pandemic. So many of our caregivers live in multigenerational households and the thought of endangering their beloved family members added stress to an already stressful situation.

In addition, thank you to the Maui hotels who took part in this endeavor: Maui Beach Hotel, Maui Coast Hotel, Ka’anapali Beach Resort, Napili Kai Beach Resort and Montage Kapalua Bay. Your kindness and willingness to house our caregivers and offer them a brief respite proved invaluable in helping them restore their spirits.

We may not be out of the woods yet with this pandemic, but thanks to the good-hearted people of the organizations mentioned, our doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers were offered a reprieve from the unrelenting worries this virus has instilled in everyone. Thank you!

Michael A. Rembis

Wailuku

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