Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation has donated $100,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children for the nonprofit's new $73 million hospital on Punahou Street.
That brings the total raised for the hospital so far to $9.1 million, well on the way toward the hospital's $14 million capital campaign goal. The rest of the funding will come from the Shriners.
"Our hospital touches the lives of so many families in our state and throughout the Pacific, including Guam and Saipan, by providing specialized healthcare for all eligible children, especially for those who are not able to afford it," said Stan Berry, Hawai'i Shriners hospital administrator. "We truly appreciate the generosity of First Hawaiian Bank and their commitment to support those in our community."
The new hospital is scheduled for completion in 2010. It will be 40 percent larger than the current facility and will consist of three buildings: a main two-story hospital building, an administrative and education building, and a family quarters and recreation therapy building.