HEPA Awards Scholarships
Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012


The Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc. (HEPA), which provides physician staffing in our Emergency Department, recently awarded two scholarships to North Hawaii high school students Kaylyn Yamura and Erlynn Takahashi.

Kaylyn graduated from Kohala High School this past May and plans to attend community college and major in nursing.  Kaylyn shared the following in her application letter, “I like to help others and knowing that I can help someone give me a good feeling about myself.  Also, working in the medical field involves a lot of devotion, dedication and organization, and I feel I have these characteristics in me.”  

Erlynn graduated from Honoka’a High School this past May and has a career goal to become a pharmacist.  Erlynn shared the following in her application letter, “I think my interest in pharmacy began when I was just five years old. Flintstone vitamins were a nightly ritual and I even carried them around proudly in a pill box.  I feel pharmacy is a perfect career; one that allows me to help others, work in the healthcare field and take advantage of my ability to memorize things easily.”  

HEPA is an independent, physician-owned group of board-certified physicians who provide staffing in NHCH’s Emergency Department. HEPA offered two $1,000 college scholarships in May 2012 to graduating North Hawai‘i high school students.  Students were asked to write a personal letter describing their future plans and goals and to explain why their financial need is compelling.

HEPA and North Hawaii Community Hospital congratulate both scholarship recipients, Kaylyn and Erlynn, and wish them a bright future in health care.  For more information on 2013 NHCH and HEPA scholarship opportunities, please contact Human Resources at 881-4410.


Photo: Scholarship recipient Kaylyn Yamura with her parents and Dr. Gary Goldberg, HEPA Physician and NHCH's Emergency Department Medical Director.