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Fabulous Fifty Bash

Honoring Hawai`i's Brightest Stars

In 2006, in celebration of 50 years of achievement, the SONDH paid tribute to 50 nurses from throughout the state who represent the best of nursing in Hawai`i (see list below).  The service and dedication of these "Fabulous 50" brought honor to the nursing profession, advancements in healthcare, adn extended the spirit of aloha to countless patients and families in our community. To see the program from the event that contains biographies of the honored guests, pictures, and letters of support, please click here.

Also honored were four members of the Class of 1956, the remarkable young women who ere the start of a new direction in nursing as the first graduates from a beginning nursing baccalaureate program in Hawai`i.  They went on to rich careers in healthcare, administration and research, and set the stage for the evolution of one of the leading healthcare institutaions in the state: the University of Hawai`i School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene.

To see more pictures from the event, click here.

Kaua`i Island News features the Fabulous 50 nurses from the Garden Isle.

Fabulous 50 Honored Nurses

 May Akamine- Waimanalo Health Center  Dee Jay Mailer- Kamehameha Schools
 Dale Allison- Hawaii Pacific University  Geri Marullo- Consuelo Foundation

 Juliet Beniga- The Queen's Medical Center

 Joan Matsukawa- Kapiolani Community College
 Rick Carmichael- Kauai Community College  Judy Mikami- Na Pu`uwai Native Hawaiian Healthcare System
 Olivia Castro- Kaiser Permanente  Adele Mitchell- University of Phoenix
 Mary Catiel-Lanai Community Hospital  Alison Miyasaki -Kaiser Permanente
 Toby Clairmont- Healthcare Association of Hawaii  Dorothy Motoyama- Kuakini Medical
 Lori Conley-Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children  Paulette Nakamatsu- Shriners Hospital for Children
 Hope Cooper-Oliver- Tripler Army Medical Center  Fay Nakamoto- State Dept. of Health, retired
 Stephen Cull- Kauai Veteran's Memorial Hospital  Patricia Nishimoto- Tripler Army Medical Center
 Melodee Deutsch- Kaiser Foundation Hospital  Mary Frances Oneha- Waianae Coast Comprehensive Healthcare
 Lenora Fabrao-Wong- Lanai Community Hospital  Hob Osterlund- The Queen's Medical Center
 Patricia Gilbert- Castle Medical Center  Ruth Ota- Department of Health
 Beth Hoban- Prime Care Services Hawaii  David Peterson- Tripler Army Medical Center
 Kathy Johnson- The Queen's Medical Center  Rose Ann Poyzer- retired
 Nancy Johnson- Maui Community College  Desiree Puhi- Molokai General Hospital
 Sandra Kakiuchi- Kaiser Permanente  Laura Rogers- Tripler Army Medical Center
 Leilani Karasaki- The Queen's Medical Center/ Hospice Hawaii  Margaret Salvador- Arcadia Retirement Residence
 Christi Keliipio- Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi  Ann Sasuga- Department of Health
 Melody Kilcommons- Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children  Dondria Smith-Hollies- Naval Health Clinic Hawaii
 Karen Klemme- Care Resource Hawaii  Mahealani Thomas- Castle Medical Center
 Mala Lange- St. Francis Medical Center, Liliha  Mark Toles- The Queen's Medical Center
 Kim Larsen-Hester- Private Nurse  Patricia Tom- Castle Home Care
 Sister Alicia Damien Lau- Ito Group Healthcare Companies  Caroline Yee- Straub Clinic and Hospital
 Rep. Marilyn Lee- Hawaii State Legislature  Kenneth Zeri- Hospice Hawaii
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