Monday, November 20, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM HST
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Waialae Country Club 
4997 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

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Camille Cabalo
Caring for Hawaii Neonates (C4HN) 

2017 Kimo Kaho'ano's Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament

Watch the KFVE commercial for the 2017 Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament - Please copy and paste the link to share with others.  Our annual, main, FUNdraiser which helps NICU babies, families and nurses.

How did we serve our community this year with these funds or donated time?  A few of the ways were:

1)  Purchase of a triplet stroller chassis

2).  Assisted in navigating a military family from inutero to end-of-life coordination of care for neonate, siblings and multi-disciplinary team.

3).  Donation to a family who suffered the loss of mother after birth of neonates.

4).  Began a S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner to Instructor course with the Founder of S.T.A.B.L.E.

5).  Established Inaugural Global Institute for Neonatal Nurses, which evolved into forming A.L.I.G.N.N.

6).  Fee to participate in the 24th Annual Children & Youth Day to educate on neonates and NICU nursing.  (We mahalo the Tripler NICU Nurses who helped to make this day a memborable experience for many children and families.)  Dr. "Bill" Sears, renowned Pediatrician and author,  shared his time in this booth area, too.

7).  Assisted two community organizations with unborn and newborns support for families - babies were discovered to have anomalies needing additional family guidance.  This support is provided complimentary to the families.

8).  Guiding  two families through Bereavement process at local Episcopal church.

9).  Cultural Nurse Advisor for Chaminade School of Nursing  - co-lead, second year in a row, Hookuikahi I Puukohola - the 26th Annual cultural student nursing field experience to Hawaii island.  The students, in partnership with John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH-Pharm D students and Hilo Medical Center, apply their cultural/clinial knowledge to caring for the local community.  For many patients, this is the only time they choose to be seen and diagnosed by Western, culturally, trained physicians.  

C4HN donated funds to sponsor a high school graduate pursuing Neonatal/Pediatric nursing to assist and learn from this weekend.

10).  "Dual Perspectives in Health:  Uniki Trained Hula Practitioners as Licensed Clinical Professionals" researchers requested an interview for a UH IRB approved qualitative study by JABSOM's Department of Native Hawaiian Health.  The cultural science anthropologist and medical physician researcher had several goals, one being how to merge culture and clinical practice.  Another goal:  Understanding the holistic nature of hula in the contexts of health promotion, disease prevention and healing.  We were able to provide a deeper understanding how this knowledge is applied in the NICU.  Our organization was identified to be the only "licensed nurse professional who graduated in  the traditional Kumu Hula process."  

2017 Inaugural Global Neonatal Nurses Institute!

Most amazing time for all!   Why was it the BEST conference we've experienced to date:

1)  NANN, ANN, AWHONN & COINN joined Caring for Hawai'i Neonates (C4HN) to have the first ever joint conference - topics were unique to each organization's expertise, NICU Nurses & APRNs unified and we met our NICU sisters from other states/countries. 

2). First ever meeting with five leadership teams to form a brand new alliance - A.L.I.G.N.N. (Alliance of Global Neonatal Nurses) - and set the first goal of Messaging - what will the message be to unify ALL Neonatal Nurses globally.  A campaign will run from November 13 - 24 for a logo design and message to represent Hawai'i.  The winner will be announced at the Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament then submitted to the national/international team for a national campaign selection.  An overall winner will be announced and become the branding for A.L.I.G.N.N.!  Special prize for the winning design!

3).  S.T.A.B.L.E. Founder, Dr.  Kris Karlsen, certified new Instructors for Hawaii.  Our collaboration will strengthen the Learners to Instructors by developing continuing education for the Instructors in 2018.  If you're already an Instructor and interested in becoming a Lead Instructor for 2018 classes, please contact us at

4).  Nainoa Thompson closed the conference with a great presentation on being the navigator on the ocean and feeling helpless as a parent in the NICU.   Unexpectedly, the musical 'ohana of Kapena played the song "Malama Honua"  during Nainoa's presentation - they both took us all on a wave never experienced!  

5).  Hawaii State Legislature passed a bill requiring all nurses, effective July 1, 2017, to fulfill continuing education hours by 2019.  This conference was approved by the Hawai'i Board of Nursing to satisfy some of the required CE.  

6).  Most of the leaders had never been to Hawaii - our attendees made them feel so welcomed and have lasting memories as they  have returned to their hometowns.  They are looking forwrard to returning in early November, 2018.  Please consider joining us next year if you were not able to this year.

7).  Lastly, we mahalo our local speakers:  Dr. Pamela Almeida, the new C4HN President,  and Sue/Thomas Francis III, who is the son of the co-founder of the Polio Vaccine.  

To all who helped by volunteering, attending or helped in the selection of this year's NICU Nurse and 'Ohana Honorees - mahalo nui....a vision can only become reality with the efforts of many!