From its inception, an important part of HMSA’s mission has been to improve the
health and well-being of Hawaii’s people. Improving the quality of health care in
Hawaii and supporting our community takes commitment, creativity, knowledge, and
resources. We are proud of the recognition we have earned over the years and sincerely
thank our employees and community and business associates for their efforts and
Startup Weekend Honolulu. A team of eight HMSA employees won first
place in a competition to brainstorm, plan, and implement a viable startup business
all within the span of one weekend. The event which brought together developers,
designers, marketers, and product managers challenged the team to go from concept
to product in just 54 hours. Their winning business, called whowillsee.me, is a
website that matches up patients to doctors.
Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation. In April, the Hawai‘i
Medical Service Association was named as the foundation’s 2012 corporate honoree
at the 21st annual Kulia I Na Nu‘u Awards Banquet. The foundation raises money
for schools and teachers to make a positive impact on education in Hawaii’s
public school system.
American Red Cross. HMSA was recognized as one of 15 corporate
partners for committing substantial support toward the work of the Red Cross in
Aloha United Way. HMSA received three awards from Aloha United Way:
- The Campaign Coordinator of the Year Award was awarded to HMSA
employees Candace Goo and Colleen Leopoldino for demonstrating exceptional leadership
in coordinating an Aloha United Way workplace giving campaign.
- The Spirit of Community Award in the Large Business Category for
outstanding fundraising accomplishments and dedication to the community.
- The Leaders in Giving Award honoring an Aloha United Way workplace
giving campaign that promoted leadership giving at the $1,000 level and above.