2019 Awards & Scholarship Gala


Each year HAH recognizes top-performing staff from Hawaii’s hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home care companies and hospices.  Join HAH as we honor the caregivers, physicians, leaders and behind-the-scenes heroes who profoundly impact people’s lives every day.

This year, the 2019 HAH Awards and Scholarship Gala “Royal Red Ball” will be held on Saturday, October 26 at the Ko`olau Ballrooms.

RSVPs are due by October 4.
  • PLEASE FILL OUT THE ELECTRONIC FORM BELOW TO RSVP FOR THE GALA.

    We understand that your schedule may change and prevent you from attending this event. Cancellations will be accepted and refunded if submitted by Sept. 28; please call us at 521-8961. Substitutions of attendees are always accepted. Refunds will not be given for "no shows".

  • Please indicate how many ticket(s) or table(s) you would like to purchase.
  • Please indicate if you will be sending a check in for payment or if you are paying by credit card.

    Please make checks payable to HAH and mail to:
    707 Richards Street, PH2, Honolulu, HI 96813.

    If you are paying by credit card please submit the credit card authorization form found HERE.

    Contact Gail Coleman or Gina Gibo at (808) 521-8961 for assistance.

  • If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please indicate one of the sponsorships below.
  • If you are already a sponsor, please indicate your sponsorship below.
  • Please type in the INDIVIDUAL names and email addresses of all attendees.

    Click on the + sign on the right of the last column to enter numerous names.

    Please check the COMPLIMENTARY SEAT only if you are a Award or Scholarship Winner or the guest of the Winner.

    Buffet dinner will be served this year.

    First NameLast NameCOMPLIMENTARY SEATE-mail Address 

Award Winners

HAWAII HEALTHCARE HERO WINNERS

Brandy Boyce, RN
Kapi`olani Medical Center for Women & Children

 

 

 

 

Lyne Elsman and Jocelyn Nishioka
The Queen’s Medical Center

Walter Igawa-Silva, MD
Straub Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System

 

 

 

 

Mervin (Merv) Lum, RPh
Foodland Pharmacy – Kapolei

 

 

 

 

 

Agusta (Angie) Yoro
Kalākaua Gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEER-NOMINATED WINNERS

Advocacy
Kurt Akamine, NHA, PNG

Garden Isle Rehabilitation and Healthcare

 

 

 

 

Advocacy
Brenda Ho, MS, RN
Hawaii Care Choices formerly Hospice of Hilo

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Service
Fawn Gould
Pali Momi Medical Center

 

 

 

 

 

Executive
Arthur Ushijima
The Queen’s Health Systems

 

 

 

 

Leadership
Laura Bonilla, FACHE, MA, BSN
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

 

 

 

 

Physician of the Year
Elliot Kalauawa, MD
Waikiki Health

 

 

 

 

 

Professional with Heart
Mohammad Khalil, RN
Pali Momi Medical Center

 

 

 

 

 

Public Health
Joy Barua, MBA, MA-OC
Kaiser Permanente

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Ann Poyzer Caregiver
Ruth Chow
CareResource Hawaii

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Manager
Striker Thomas
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Honolulu

 

 

 

 

Achievement in Advocacy
Representative Sylvia Luke

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislator of the Year
Representative Joy San Buenaventura

 

 

 

 

 

Legislator of the Year
Senator Russell Ruderman

 

 

 

 

Scholarship Winners

Community College

  • Steven Offenbaker (North Hawaii Community Hospital)
  • Lauren Huynh (DLS)

Baccalaureate

  • Angie Wong Barrios (Adventist Health Castle)
  • Jessica Hermano (Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
  • Marty Collins (Wilcox Medical Center)
  • Reichel Yamashiro (Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific)
  • Rhoelyn Cortez (The Queen’s Medical Center)

Masters

  • Bethany Lukens (The Queen’s Medical Center)
  • Jayce Arakaki (Hawaii Pacific Health)
  • Jennifer Kurian (The Queen’s Medical Center)

Doctorate

  • Arielle Magpoc (Shriners Hospitals for Children-Honolulu)
  • Mary Guo (Palolo Chinese Home)
  • Michael Schweikert II (The Queen’s Medical Center)
  • Mirie Hara (The Queen’s Medical Center)

 

Silent Auction Donations

Support scholarships for Hawaii students studying in healthcare fields by donating to the Silent Auction. Last year we raised more than $9,000 for scholarships from the Silent Auction. Popular auction items include gift cards, electronics, jewelry, spa services, travel, gourmet foods gift baskets, and art. To make a donation please fill out the donation form.  Please direct questions to Sharie Higashionna-Ibarra at sibarra@hah.org, or (808) 521-8961. Mahalo!       

Become a Sponsor

It is Hawaii’s premier annual healthcare gala, and we would like you to be part of it. This celebration generally brings together nearly 400 guests from across the state of Hawaii to honor these Heroes.  It is deeply rewarding seeing those who care for the people of Hawaii recognized for the high quality, compassionate care they give every day.

Please join in the celebration with us and your healthcare industry colleagues, academic partners, scholarship recipients, and other guests, by supporting our Hawaii Healthcare Heroes at the annual Awards and Scholarship Gala.  We have a variety of sponsorship options ranging from $1,200 to $20,000. Benefit packages may include exposure across a variety of media platforms, advertisements in the program book, award presentation opportunities, and seats or tables at the Gala.

Sponsorships without media benefits are due by August 20.  Contact Stacy Wong at swong@hah.org for more information.

Sponsor Benefit Grid

Sponsor Reservation Form

 

Mahalo to Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Diamond Sponsors

 

Silver Sponsors

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Emerald Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Media Sponsors