County Gives $35,000 Contribution to Puna Community Medical Center… Grand Opening Pictures

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The much needed Puna Community Medical Center had it’s grand opening today. More then 100-200 people packed in the Pahoa Marketplace for this joyous occasion.
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Mayor Kenoi surprised the clinic with a $35,000 check from the County of Hawaii.

Hunter Bishop holds up check for $35,000!

Hunter Bishop holds up check for $35,000!

The cast of the upcoming musical RENT was on hand to perform a few numbers from the production.

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As well as local musicians.

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Government officials were on hand for the dedication that has been a long time coming.

Keep your paws off of me cuz!

Keep your paws off of me cuz!

Dr. Dan Domizio has done so much to get this open that everyone in the community should really give him a pat on the back the next time you see him.

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A good time was had by all and I’m glad that this vision Dr. Domizio had, finally has happened.

The board members below also deserve a big round of applause.

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BIVN has great video coverage of the ceremony here.

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3 Responses

  1. With more than 50,000 people living in Puna it is good to have a facility that is open on the weekends too. The Bay Clinic is not open on the weekend. PCMC is open on both Saturday and Sunday. Maybe some day we will even have an actual hospital in Puna!

  2. Dr Dans a good man. Been docing me for a long while. All way a first class job. All the best to you and your clinic

    ps thank god we have a allternet to Bay Clinic
    Gary Dalton

  3. Is the Bay Clinic still open? Any thoughts on competition, etc.?

    Damon – I believe the Bay Clinic is still open. Sounds like I need to make a Bay Clinic run in the next few days. Competition for Health Care in Puna… NEVER. The more the merrier. I’m tired of traveling nearly 40-50 miles for a 10 minute check-up. (I have a bunch of oral check-ups in the next few months that they said would take less then 5 minutes… but I’m still required to drive a long ways just to have it done)

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