(EWA BEACH, HAWAII, JUNE 29, 2016) — Sutter Health Kahi Mohala received a $17,100 donation from The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s Public Health Fund.
The funds will be used to support Kahi Mohala’s Healing Forces Trauma Recovery Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), a specialized outpatient day program designed for military personnel and veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related mental health problems caused by trauma during their service.
“The Chamber’s generous gift will increase operational capacity and treat more of our military service members and veterans exposed to things like combat and multiple deployments,” said Dr. Ken Delano, clinical director for Healing Forces. “Through our partial hospitalization program, we help patients improve their coping skills and implement permanent lifestyle changes to maintain long-term recovery.”
The program provides treatment five days a week and is aimed at preventing further de-compensation and inpatient hospitalization. The program is the only one of its kind in Hawaii treating both military men and women.
“We are deeply committed to helping the military personnel and veterans who served our country recover from their time abroad by contributing to the innovative, high-quality treatment,” said Phyllis Dendle, Administrator for the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s Public Health Fund.
About Sutter Health Kahi Mohala
Sutter Health Kahi Mohala is Hawaii’s only not-for-profit psychiatric hospital committed to being a health care leader. Since 1983, Kahi Mohala has provided treatment to people in need through innovative, quality and effective behavioral health services. For more information, visit KahiMohala.com or call (808) 671-2535.
About Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Public Health Fund
As the “Voice of Business” in Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is the state’s leading advocacy organization. Established in 1850, the Chamber works on behalf of its approximately 1,000 member companies and the business community, as a whole, to advance the state’s economic climate and help businesses succeed. More info at CoCHawaii.org
The Public Health Fund (PHF) was originally initiated in response to the epidemic of bubonic plaque that closed Honolulu Harbor and quarantined parts of Honolulu in 1899. The Chamber was, subsequently, appointed trustee of the fund in 1923 and was directed to limit grants to public health activities within the City and County of Honolulu to support health-related programs, projects and services.
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