2018 Awards & Scholarship Gala


Each year, the Healthcare Association of Hawaii recognizes the best local professionals with Hawaii healthcare’s equivalent of the Academy Awards.
This year’s theme is Black and Gold Masquerade Ball.  We hope to see everyone in your black and gold dressy attire and venetian mask.
This year, the celebration dinner will be held on Saturday, October 20 at the Ko’olau Ballrooms in Kaneohe.


Award Nominations

Each year, the Healthcare Association of Hawaii celebrates the best in the profession with Hawaii healthcare’s equivalent of the academy awards.
Now is your chance to recognize those outstanding professionals in your organization who you are SO grateful for. That person who goes further than expected to brighten the days of patients and staff. That individual who, by example, makes your whole facility shine.
Award Categories this year:
Nominations are due by June 21.
Contact Jamie Velasco at communications@hah.org or 521-8961 for more information.

Scholarship Applications

Did you know that as an HAH member all of your employees and their family members are eligible for scholarships through the Hawaii Hospital Education and Research Foundation?
Please help to spread the word to your employees.
Scholarships can be used toward a CNA program, home health aide program, healthcare-related professional development, community college, undergraduate and graduate programs. Scholarship amounts range from $500 – $2,000.
Click here for the application.  Applications are due by June 21.
Contact Jamie Velasco at communications@hah.org or 521-8961 for more information.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships for the next Hawaii Healthcare Heroes awards and the 2018 HAH Awards and Scholarship Gala are now available for those who would like to recognize talented and compassionate professionals working in Hawaii’s healthcare sector.
As in past years there are two sponsorship types from which to choose:
  • Public Award sponsorships, which make possible the public call for nominations for the only patient-nominated awards program in the nation, and offer tv, radio, newspaper and online exposure; and
  • HAH Member Award sponsorships, which support the gala in honor of the awardees.  This year’s Gala is on Saturday, October 20 at the Ko’olau Ballrooms.
Public Award Sponsorships are due April 30.  Member Award Sponsorships are due August 20.
Sponsorship levels and benefits can be seen here
Click here for the FAQ
Click here for the Reservation Form
Contact Jamie Velasco at communications@hah.org or Stacy Wong at swong@hah.org or 521-8961 for more information.

Donate to Our Silent Auction

We are now accepting Silent Auction donations for our annual Awards and Scholarship Gala in October.
The auction proceeds support healthcare scholarships for Hawaii students, and assist in building Hawaii’s future healthcare workforce. Popular auction items include gift cards, wine, plane tickets or other travel-related donations, gift baskets, and electronics.
The popular Wine Wall will be back again this year, so donated bottles worth $25 or more are requested in support of this Silent Auction feature.
Last year 15 Hawaii students received more than $27,000 in scholarship money. They were studying in fields such as nursing, medicine, physical therapy, and healthcare administration, and their degree programs ranged from the associate level to the doctoral level.
For questions please contact Sharie Higashionna-Ibarra at sibarra@hah.org or 521-8961.
Auction donations are due by October 5.
Click here for the donation form.

Mahalo to our Sponsors


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