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Grove Farm Foundation Donates $5,000 to the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital E.R. Department

KAPA‘A, HI – Sharyl Lam Yuen and Todd Ozaki, representing the Grove Farm Foundation, presented a $5,000 donation to the Emergency Room Department of the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. Accepting the check to the Mahelona Auxiliary were Liza Trinidad, Long-term Care Operations Manager and Lisa Overmeyer, Registered Nurse with the Emergency Room Department.

Sharyl Lam Yuen has not only witnessed firsthand the care of the Emergency Department team but has a close affinity to the Hospital as her mother, the late Irene Maeda, was a long-time volunteer with the Mahelona Auxiliary. Sharyl herself continues volunteering with the many Hospital activities that benefit their patients. Lam Yuen said “We are grateful to have an emergency room that benefits the east and north shore communities of Kaua‘i.”

The Hospital was founded in 1917 by the Planter’s Association as a memorial to Samuel Mahelona. Mr. Mahelona was the stepson of Albert Wilcox – the latter being the brother of Grove Farm’s founder, George Norton Wilcox. In 2005, the emergency room was opened with the Mahelona Hospital, making it east and north Kaua‘i’s critical access hospital with much-needed 24-hour emergency services.

The Grove Farm Foundation is focused on building communities through supporting educational enrichment opportunities; promoting employee volunteerism; enhancing and protecting the environment; assisting health and human service projects; and creating economic opportunities for Kaua‘i’s sustainable future.