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“Better care for our patients and better health access for all.” Irene Carpenter, CEO, Hāmākua-Kohala Health

Irene Carpenter, CEO

Message From Irene Carpenter, CEO


Welcome to Hāmākua-Kohala Health. We offer accessible, quality health care and educational services along the Hāmākua and Kohala coastline.

I am proud to be a part of this caring organization. Each day I witness the dedication and personal attention shown by our providers and staff to the members of our community. This dedication to serve insured, uninsured and under-insured individuals and families has been the focus of our organization throughout the years. We have been an integral part of the community since the early plantation days, providing primary care, behavioral health, women’s health, family planning services and patient assistance.

As you read this, there are many positive changes occurring within Hamakua-Kohala Health that will allow us to continue to deliver quality health care with excellence and greater efficiency. We work with a four component model which includes direct health care services, leadership, outreach, and community education and ongoing professional education. This means that we are involved in our community, with local, state and federal advocacy programs, and constantly work with the government on healthcare policy — translating into better care for our patients and better health and access for all.

I am thrilled to introduce you to our website — expanded to provide more information, materials and resources. Please explore the site — visit our locations to meet the providers in your area, health & well being for a wealth of health information and ways to give to donate and contribute to our work.

We look forward to serving your healthcare needs at our clinics in Honoka’a, on the Hāmākua Coast, Kapa’au in North Kohala, Laupahoehoe, and Waimea.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Irene Carpenter
Chief Executive Officer

Our Community Needs

As we continue to grow and expand our facilities and staff to meet the demands of our growing community we appreciate the continuous support we receive from our staff, partners, donors and our expanding communities.

To donate to our non-profit visit Ways to Give.

Irene Carpenter, CEO, shares insights currently and upcoming insights for all four clinics. Honokaa Clinic, Laupāhohoe Clinic, Kohala Clinic, Waimea Clinic.