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Shriners Children’s Hawaii Celebrates 100 Years of Serving Our Keiki

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Shriners Children’s Hawaii marked its centennial year in 2023 and they decided to celebrate with the folks they do it all for.

Keiki usually arrive at Shriners Children’s to have their injuries treated but on Saturday the hospital invited all of its patients to take part in a day of fun activities.

“We wanted to celebrate with the people that are coming to us and trusting their lives with us,” said Drew Graul, Shriners Children’s Hawaii administrator.

The hospital held its “Centennial Family Fun Night” on its Punahou campus. The day included games and food and into the night parents and keiki got to wind down with an outdoor movie event streaming “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.”

According to Graul, its Hawaii location had its birthday on Jan 2, 1923, and is the second hospital in the Shriners Children’s Health System to have been built.

Since then the hospital has expanded its care specialties, its hospital structure and most recently, who they’ve been caring for.

Grual said they not only treat keiki from Hawaii but have also become a destination site for the entire world.

“We have patients from Nigeria, Mongolia, east Asia. So all over the world that people are coming here,” said Graul. “A lot of them are staying here on our campus. We actually have housing on campus also because it’s a big burden to because as you can imagine, lodging in Hawaii is not cheap.”

Source : Khon2