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Corporate Anniversaries 2013: Bay Clinic of Hilo

Left to right: Jack Renauer, Project Manager, Nan Inc., Harold Wallace, Chief Executive Officer and Michael Taylor, Bay Clinic, Inc. Facilities Manager at the Ka‘u- Family Health and Dental Center (slated for completion in November 2013).
 

In 1983, a group of concerned Hilo residents banded together with an aim at providing health care access to the severely medically underserved women and children in East Hawaii. With just five staff members, the forward-thinking founders of Bay Clinic, Inc., opened the doors to their first women’s clinic, serving the medical needs of the low-income and uninsured population of East Hawaii Island. At the heart of the clinic’s mission was a commitment to providing comprehensive health care to those most in need, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

“We have never wavered from our steadfast promise to our community,” says Harold Wallace, Chief Executive Officer of Bay Clinic, Inc. “In fact, over the past 30 years, we have continually sought innovative options to expand access and enhance our quality of care to meet the growing and diversified needs of our patients.”

Harold L. Wallace Jr., MPH

What began as a single grass-roots rural clinic has grown to become the largest non-profit health care provider on Hawaii Island. Throughout its eight federally-qualified community health centers, Bay Clinic, Inc. provides comprehensive and affordable medical, dental and behavioral health care for all. In recent years, the non-profit broadened its spectrum of care to offer comprehensive OB-GYN and women’s health services, pediatric health and dental services.

The non-profit plans to commemorate these milestones and its many accomplishments at a celebratory gala in December. “The 30th anniversary gala also creates an opportunity for us to recognize our partners from Hawaii and the mainland, that have long supported our mission and our work,” says Wallace.

With the upcoming opening of the Ka‘u- Family Health and Dental Center, slated for completion in November 2013, and the re-opening of the renovated Pahoa Family Health and Dental Center, scheduled to open in February 2014, Bay Clinic, Inc. continues to strengthen its dedication to the East Hawaii Island community.

“We are a part of this community,” says Wallace, noting that all of Bay Clinic’s board members as well as the majority of its providers and staff are from the very community they serve. “Helping our family and friends live healthier and more productive lives is what inspires us to constantly strive for excellence.”

 

808-961-4071
224 Haili Street, Suite B
Hilo, HI 96720
www.bayclinic.org

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