Westside Stories


October 2021
Congratulations to WCCHC Board Member Ginger Fuata • Welcome Class of 2024 ATSU Students • Welcome to Our Three New Providers • No-cost COVID Vaccination Locations • Mahalo for Your Kokua • Mahalo to Waianae Fire Fighters, Hawaii National Guard & FEMA • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month • Schedule Online for COVID-19 Test and Vaccine Shots at Our Main Campus • Patient Assistance Services • Updated Clinic Hours, Programs & Services • Telehealth Video & Phone Visits • Our Locations

September 2021
Nurse Practitioner Graduates • COVID-19 Vaccine Shots at Our 6 Locations • Mahalo for Your Kokua During COVID-19 – Welcome Our Two New Providers • Schedule Online for COVID-19 Test and Vaccine Shots at Our Main Campus • Patient Assistance Services • Updated Clinic Hours, Programs & Services • Telehealth Video & Phone Visits • Our Locations

August 2021
State Legislature-House Finance Committee Members Visit • Hawaii Pacific Health-Introducing Students to Community Health • World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1 – 7) • Mahalo to Our Generous Donors & Partners • Holiday Closures in Observance of Labor Day (9/6) • FREE COVID Vaccination Clinics in Waianae & Kapolei • Patient Assistance Services • Updated Clinic Hours, Programs & Services • Telehealth • Our Locations

July 2021
Pharmacy Services Extended to Nanakuli Community • WCCHC Joins NIH's All of Us Research Program • World Breastfeeding Week • FREE COVID-19 Vaccinations • Makeke 'Iki & Wai'anae is OPEN • Providing Quality Medical Care, Behavioral Health, Dental, Vision & More • Mahalo to Our Generous Donors & Partners • Holiday Closure • Patient Assistance Services • Adjustments to Clinic Hours, Programs & Services • Telehealth Video & Phone Visits Available • Locations

June 2021
Two New Pharmacies • Vaccinating Big Island Residents • 2021 – 2022 Chuck Wothke Health Career Scholarship Recipients • Holiday Closure • Mahalo to Our Generous Donors & Partners • Update Adjustments to Clinic Hours, Programs & Services • Telehealth • Our Locations

May 2021
Board of Directors 2021 Annual Election & Appointments • New Pharmacy Delivery Van • A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona 11th Graduating Class at WCCHC • Mahalo to Our Generous Donors & Partners • Makeke • Comprehensive Professional Pharmacy Opening May 6 • Patient Assistance Services • Holiday Closure in Observance of Memorial Day • Update Adjustments to Clinic Hours, Programs & Services • Telehealth • Locations

April 2021
Our James and Abigail Campbell Clinic Has a New, Expanded Home in the Nanakuli Village Shopping Center. Hawaii Air and Hawaii Army National Guard and Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center Partner to Vaccinate 1,150 Health Center Patients. Congratulations to WCCHC Board Member Ginger Fuata NACHC Grassroots Hall of Fame Inductee. School-Based Health Centers Re-opening.

March 2021
Partnering to Protect Our Community Against COVID • One-Year Anniversary of COVID • 2021 Chuck Wothke Health Career Scholarship • Our New Provider • James & Abigail Campbell Clinic SBHCs Reopening with Behavioral Health Services • Sources of Strength • Mahalo to Our Generous Donors & Partners • Patient Assistance Services • WIC • Comprehensive Professional Pharmacy • Let's Keep it Up • Locations • Update Adjustments to Clinic Hours, Programs & Services • Telehealth

February 2021
2021 IHI Leadership Awardees • 2021 Chuck Wothke Health Career Scholarship Fund • Welcome Our New Clinical Pharmacist • NP Residency Training Program • Patient Assistance Services • WIC • Comprehensive Professional Pharmacy • C'mon West Oahu • Mahalo to Our Generous Donors & Partners • 400+ Health Center Vaccinated Against COVID-19 • Message from Our Kupuna • Updated Clinic Hours, Programs & Services • Telehealth • Locations

January 2021
COVID-19 Vaccinations Started • Dr. Ken Thourson Retirement • Nanakuli Clinic Moving Soon • New Transportation Vans • New Provider Matthew Linden, DO • 2021 Observed Holiday Closures • Comprehensive Professional Pharmacy Coming Soon • Patient Assistance Services • Mahalo to Our Generous Donors & Partners • Feeding Our Community • 2021 Chuck Wothke Health Career Scholarships • Behavioral Health Services • Adjustments to Clinic Hours, Programs & Services • Telehealth • Locations

December 2020
Employee Service Awards • Holiday Greetings • 2021 Chuck Wothke Health Career Scholarship • Holiday Closures in Observance of Christmas & New Years • Patient Assistance Services • COVID Drive-Thru Testing & Holiday Closures • Mahalo to Our Generous Donors & Partners • Updated COVID-19 Symptoms • Updates and Adjustments Made to Our Clinic Hours, Programs & Services • Telehealth Video & Phone Visits • Our Locations

November 2020
Mahalo to Our Generous Donors & Partners • Extending a Warm Welcome to Our New Providers ! • NOOW Health • COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing • November Holidays • Patient Assistance Services • WIC Program • Mortgage, Rent & Utility Assistance

October 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic will continue the rest of 2020 and into 2021. GET A FLU SHOT THIS YEAR. DRIVE-UP FLU SHOTS (For Ages 9 and Above) NO COST*. Med-QUEST ANNUAL PLAN CHANGE/OPEN ENROLLMENT IS OCTOBER 1 – 31. Wipe Out COVID-19 lyric contest. Feeding Our Community: 1,000,000 Pounds of Food Distributed Since March. Our Dental Clinic is Open for Appointments.

September 2020
Main Center and Nanakuli Clinic Awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition • Welcome to A.T. Still University Medical Students – Class of 2023 • Congratulations to the Health Center’s 2020 Na Lei Kukui Nurse Practitioner Residency Graduates.

August 2020
Supporting Our Community: COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing & Food Distribution • Sneak Peek: Nanakuli Health Center (Coming Soon!) • WCCHC Receives the 2019 – 2020 Laura Scott Immunization Excellence Award • NOTICE: Main Campus Parking Lot Improvements • Telehealth Phone & Video Visits and Same-Day Virtual Clinic • Support breastfeeding for a healthier plant! • Mahalo to Our Generous Donors & Partners • Welcome to Dr. Naoky Tsai • Update: Adjustments to Clinic Hours, Programs & Services

July 2020
Congratulations to the 2020 Chuck Wothke Health Career Scholarship Recipients • WCCHC is Committed to Keeping You Safe During Your In-Person Visiit • Mahalo for Your Kokua During Covid-19 • Comprehensive Professional Pharmacy Coming Soon! • Same-Day Virtual Clinic • eWIC Card • Dental & Makeke Re-Opening Soon! • Update: Adjustments Made to Our Clinic Hours, Programs and Services

June 2020
Health Center Celebrates it's Medical School's 10th Graduating Class. Attention Adults: You Need Vaccinations. Meet our Provider, Victoria Habibi, APRN. Safety Measures. Mahalo to our Generous Donors & Partners. Holiday Closure in observance of Kamehameha Day. Update on Adjustments Made to our Clinic Hours, Programs, & Services. NEW Same Day Virtual Clinic.

May 2020
Grandma Nalani’s First Tele-video Health Care Visit. 2020 Board of Directors Annual Election and Appointments. FEEDING OUR COMMUNITY. SUPPORTING OUR EMPLOYEES. TELEHEALTH – A SOLUTION FOR PATIENTS. SERVING THOSE MOST IN NEED. OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY

April 2020
Waianae Eat Local Challenge Finale. Kale was the star ingredient this year and the Wai‘anae High School Culinary Arts Program students. COVID-19 Update.

March 2020
6th Annual Waianae Eat Local Challenge • Welcome Our New Providers ~ Dr. Roy Adaniya and Yvonne Yokono, APRN • Holiday Closure in Observance of Kukio Day | Thursday, March 26 • 2020 Chuck Wothke Health Career Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications – $11,500 in scholarships available!• WCCHC Blood Drive at Waianae Mall from 6 AM – 1 PM

February 2020
A New Decade at Waianae Comp – A Report by Rich Bettini, President & CEO • Specialty Services Expanded to Meet the Needs of the Community • Welcome Our New Providers ~ Lyndsey Smith, APRN & Brigitta Tanzer • Join the Month-Long Challenge – Waianae Eat Local Challenge

January 2020
Ho'olaule'a 2019 Showcases Open House of Newly Renovated Vision Care Center and Features Health Center Programs and Services • WCCHC's 2020 Legislative Agenda • $5,000 Check Presented to Health Center for the Visitors Industry Charity Walk • Check Presented for Whale Project

December, 2019 - Volume 36, Number 12
Great Discussion at Town Meeting on Future of Health Center, Aloha and Mahalo to Marianne Glushenko, Retiring After 46 Years.

November, 2019 - Volume 36, Number 11
THE HEALTH CENTER RECOGNIZES 76 EMPLOYEES FOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE, Congratulations and Mahalo to the following staff for their commitment and hard work throughout the years!

October, 2019 - Volume 36, Number 10
27th Annual Day of Care: Mahalo to Our Hawaiian Dredging, Other Volunteers and Sponsors, Welcome Our New Providers.

September, 2019 - Volume 36, Number 9
U.S. Surgeon General Visits Health Center, Congratulations to the 2019 Nurse Practitioner Residency Program Graduates, Ginger Fuata Re-elected as Health Center Board Member Representative of the National Association of Community Health Centers.

August, 2019 - Volume 36, Number 8
CELEBRATING HEALTH CENTERS: HOME OF AMERICA'S HEALTHCARE HEROES, WELCOME OUR NEW PROVIDER – ALEXA MOY, OD (WAIANAE VISION CARE).

June, 2019 - Volume 36, Number 6
Nine Students Awarded Chuck Wothke Health Career Scholarship, Welcome Our New Providers.

May, 2019 - Volume 36, Number 5
2019 Board of Directors Election Results.

April, 2019 - Volume 36, Number 4
Legislative Update for the Home Stretch, School-Based Health Center Program Celebrates Third Birthday.

March, 2019 - Volume 36, Number 3
Looking Back…and Looking Forward - A Message from Rich Bettini, WCCHC President & CEO, Welcome Our New Provider ~ Kathleen (Katy) Page, APRN – Waiola KWIC.

February, 2019 - Volume 36, Number 2
HEALTH CENTER SETS PRIORITIES FOR 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

January 2019 - Volume 36, Number 1
Family Medical Building Helps Make Health Care Convenient for Moms and Keiki, Health Center Receives Prestigious National Award.