Monday, March 3, 2014

State House Recognizes Waianae Coast Comprehensive Center

The Hawaii House of Representatives last week honored and commended the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) for its commitment to the health and well-being of the people of the State of Hawaii.

Introduced by Representative Rida Cabanilla (Ewa Beach, Ewa Villages, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe, West Loch) and seconded by Representative Karen Awana (Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Lualualei, Maili), HR45 recognizes the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center for fulfilling vital healthcare and emergency services for the underserved and isolated residents of the Waianae Coast.

“The Waianae Comprehensive Coast Health Center is an integral part of the community and provides a vital service to those that may otherwise not receive even the most basic of healthcare,” said Representative Cabanilla. “It is important that we recognize organizations and people such as the WCCHC and those who work towards better the lives of others for their positive impacts on our society.”

Founded in 1972, the Waianae Health Center has been serving the needs of the community for over four decades. In keeping with its founding vision, the Center seeks to address health disparities, improve population health, and reduce health inequalities despite financial and cultural barriers. It has provided accessible, quality, affordable, and comprehensive health care while preserving native Hawaiian culture and traditions to achieve complete wellness.

Along with its main campus, the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center includes four satellite clinics, which provides a range of patient care with specialties including primary care, pediatrics, dentistry, behavioral health, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, pain management, dermatology.

Representing the WCCHC in the House Chambers were Stephen P. Bradley, MD and Vija M. Sehgal, MPH, PhD, MD, who were awarded certificates for their contributions.

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