Richard McDowell, M.D. – New Medical Director Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital

McDowell_Richard_MDRichard McDowell, MD, FACEP has accepted the position of Medical Director for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) West Hawaii Region which includes Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital. He is scheduled to begin his new duties on December 1, 2014.

Dr. McDowell has over 30 years of experience in emergency medicine.  He is currently the Director of Emergency Medicine at Kona Community Hospital; a position he has held since July 2001.  He is also the hospital’s Trauma Medical Director.

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Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament

On Saturday, February 15th, 2014, the 6th Annual Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament will take place at the Hapuna Golf Course.  Golfers from near and far come to support this very popular tournament.  It offers many generous prizes and tons of fun, and each golfer receives a gift bag.

The tournament is again sponsored by the Meinardus Family and the Bitburger Brewery.  100% of all the money taken in will go directly to the Kohala Hospital Emergency Room Building Fund.  The day of fun includes Bitburger and Koestritzer beers and a fabulous buffet lunch at Arnie’s.  The event is catered by the Hapuna Hotel.  Last year the KHCF raised $ 36,000.

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