Executive Director’s Message – November 2021

From HMA’s inception in 1856 as the “Hawaiian Medical Society” to its present as the “Hawaii Medical Association,” the advancement of medical care for the benefit of patients and the community, and the well-being and professionalism of the medical profession, have been at the heart of our mission. While much attention is given to the advancement of medical care and professionalism of physicians, I wonder whether more attention needs to be directed to the mental and physical well-being of physicians. The original petition states as one of the founding purposes of the society, “the cultivation of harmony and good feeling among its members.” Let us remember the wise words of our founders as we move into 2022. 

The Voice of One,
The Strength of Many.