Patrick Shin has always been a big giver to the people working in hospitals and the medicine industry. Healthcare is something that is so important that he just had to donate.
With St Francis Hawaii, he had a special, and personal connection. His mother received impeccable care here as a St. Francis patient. This compelled Patrick Shin to make a considerable gift of $1 million to this hospital.
When we asked Patrick Shin why he gave such a big donation, he said “St. Francis has a special place in my heart,”. He made this donation under his construction company Nan Inc. ”I really hope this contribution can help many more patients at St Francis in some way”
This donation has been done in December 2013. ”I made this donation about 7 years ago, but I still remember it as it was yesterday. I have no words for the love and gratitude I received from the employers at St Francis. Of course, we also helped more charities at Nan Inc Owner, but helping people from the healthcare industry, gives it an extra meaning. These people really need all the help they can get.
St Francis told us that the gift will be used to support the 119-bed Clarence T.C. Ching Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) on the St. Francis Liliha campus. The SNF is currently located on the third, fourth and fifth floors of the Sullivan Building, one of the existing buildings on the Liliha site previously used for the hospital.
This was a very big investment for the hospital, so the $1 million dollar gift was more than welcome. The SNF will feature both semi-private as different private rooms. This is pretty unique and will be different from other nursing homes in Hawaii, that have mainly wards for four people or more. One of the main floors has been opened for 7 years currently, and the difference they have seen is really huge.
By looking after both his mom and dad, Shin knows firsthand what adult children who are caring for aging parents are going through and believes the SNF will benefit the community.
“We are extremely pleased that Nan Inc. has embraced our vision for the skilled nursing facility,” says Sister William Marie Eleniki, OSF, St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaii president, who oversees all fund development efforts. “This very generous gift was Patrick’s way of giving back to the community to show his appreciation. It’s always heartwarming to hear how St. Francis is making a difference in people’s lives.”