Sen. Daniel K. Inouye Honorary Chair for REHAB Foundation's Capital Campaign | Business
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) Foundation announced U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye as honorary chair for its $17.2 million capital campaign, “Rebuild REHAB.”
“After my injury in World War II, I spent many months in a rehabilitation hospital. Quality care provided by caring professionals helped me to heal and to face the world with confidence that I could achieve anything and rise to the highest level. Confidence translated into hope for my own pursuits. And to help others,” said Senator Inouye, the most senior member of the U.S. Senate and the president pro-tempore.
“Most Hawaii residents have a family member or know a friend who has benefited from the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. Having quality rehabilitation at home in Hawaii is critical. Supporting them as they make investments in state-of-the-art technology and capabilities helps us all. I hope you will support their mission of mercy and hope,” he added.
Along with U.S. Senator Inouye, are campaign co-chairs Stanford Carr and Janice Luke Loo.The REHAB Foundation is raising funds from foundations, corporations and community donors to support the renovation of the hospital facility. To date, it has received commitments from foundations and corporations such as: Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation, First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, Kosasa Foundation, Cooke Foundation, Servco Pacific, Armstrong Produce, Ltd. and Wholesale Unlimited, Inc.
REHAB recently unveiled the completion of its fourth floor redesign, the first phase of the renovation. Improvements include:
- Upgrading the infrastructure (electrical, air conditioning, fire prevention and hurricane resistant windows) to improve safety and comfort
- Improving the interior of the patient rooms, family rooms, transitional apartments
- Adding family activity rooms
- Adding a healing garden
- Expanding and creating programs to focus on the unique challenges of patients such as a vision center, speech and communication center and new clinical programs
- Adding specialized patient rooms that have lifts, environmental and infection controls, and built-in medical gas and suction
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) is the only acute care medical rehabilitation organization serving Hawaii. For more than 56 years, the 80-bed, not-for-profit hospital and outpatient clinics on Oahu and the Big Island have been dedicated to providing comprehensive medical rehabilitation services.
Each year, REHAB treats more than 5,500 patients recovering from strokes, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injuries, sports injuries and those individuals requiring general rehabilitation. REHAB launched the Innovation Center (IC) in 2011 to begin incorporation of breakthrough technologies and methodologies.
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation was established in 1984 solely to support the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB), its programs and patients. Gifts from the community allow the REHAB Foundation to enrich and enhance the rehabilitation experience for patients. Funding provides vital support for medical equipment purchases, scholarships, patient care programs and capital improvement projects all with one goal in mind: to maximize each patient's recovery. www.rehabhospital.org