On January 21st, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, HPMG hosted the 10th Kaiser Permanente Hawai’i Annual Day of Service. More than 1,000 physicians, providers, staff, family, and community partners participated in numerous projects across eight sites throughout the state to honor the legacy of service left by Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.
Volunteers gave back to their communities by supporting ahupua‘a restoration and cultural preservation. Some of the activities included lo‘i and fishpond restoration, collecting kukui leaves and nuts, mangrove and limu removal, removing invasive plants and weeds, and trail building to just name a few. This year’s theme was ho‘oku‘ikahi which means to unify as one. It reflects our mission to bring together partnerships that improve the health of the communities we serve.
Pictured, L to R: Joseph Hong, MD; Loni Belaya, MD; Geoff Sewell, MD; Jonathan Cho, MD; Henry Lew, MD