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Maui Health System Helps Feed Maui This Holiday Season

Hospital news | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Maui Health System continued its holiday tradition this year donating hundreds of turkeys to the Maui Food Bank last week.

Additionally, each of Maui Health System's over 1,500 employees was gifted a turkey to enjoy this holiday season.

"In Hawaii especially, sharing food brings people together and giving turkeys is a symbol of appreciation to our Maui Health System 'ohana who ensure high-quality, affordable health care to our patients," said Michael Rembis, Maui Health System CEO. "It's a tradition, the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving meals, and a way to celebrate our blessings with family, friends and loved ones."

The holidays are also a time to help those who are hungry in Maui County. Many staff members chose to donate their turkey to the Maui Food Bank.

"Thanks to the generous donation of Maui Memorial Medical Center and Kula Hospital staff, over 1,300 people were able to have a turkey meal this Thanksgiving," said Keith Wright, Maui Food Bank Director of Operations. "We rely on the generosity and Aloha spirit of our community partners to help us fulfill our mission to help the hungry."

About Maui Food Bank

Maui Food Bank's mission is to help the hungry in Maui County by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships. The Maui Food Bank serves 10,000 people a month who are food insecure. This includes the working poor, children and youth, seniors, the homeless, anyone who is at risk of going hungry.

About Maui Health System

Maui Health System, community hospitals and associated clinics, affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, includes Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, and Lāna'i Community Hospital, and associated clinics, and serves the people of Maui and Lāna'i. The facilities under Maui Health System are open to all patients regardless of health insurance coverage. Maui Health System employs over 1,500 people and is committed to delivering high quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and improving the health of the community. For more information, visit

PHOTO: Maui Memorial Medical Center Executive Chef Gregory Gaspar, Maui Food Bank Director of Operations and Maui Health System CEO Michael Rembis with some of the turkeys being donated to Maui Food Bank.