WAIMEA — Turner Martin, a registered nurse in the hospital’s Medical-Surgical Department, has been named North Hawai’i Community Hospital’s employee of the quarter. Turner began working at NHCH as a volunteer, then was hired as a certified nursing assistant. Turner further advanced his career and became a registered nurse. “Turner is being recognized for his exceptional work as a nurse and his uplifting attitude that he brings to his patients and co-workers every day,” said Cindy Kamikawa, Presid ent, North Hawai’i Community Hospital. “Turner has a heart of a champion, is always willing to help, and is always smiling .”
Since the 1999 opening of the Subaru Telescope on Maunakea, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has found creative ways to give back to the host community on Hawaii Island. Support of educational programs, behind-the-scenes tours of its facility and donations of scientific equipment are just a few examples.