Groundbreaking ceremony conducted for new East Hawaii Health Clinic Keaau

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald People gather for the groundbreaking ceremony for an East Hawaii Health Clinic in Keaau at the longtime W. H. Shipman headquarters on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Elena Cabatu, Director of Marketing for Hilo Medical Center, touches a wooden wall that will be preserved from the longtime W. H. Shipman headquarters after a new East Hawaii Health Clinic is reconstructed in its place in Keaau on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kahu Kimo Awai blesses and cleanses the longtime W.H. Shipman headquarters during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Hawaii Health Clinic in Keaau on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. The headquarters will be reconstructed into the clinic and begin operations next year.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Kahu Kimo Awai blesses and cleanses the longtime W.H. Shipman headquarters during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new East Hawaii Health Clinic in Keaau on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. The headquarters will be reconstructed into the clinic and begin operations next year.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald East Hawaii Regional CEO Dan Brinkman and W.H. Shipman President Peggy Farias untie the lei strung across the door Wednesday during the groundbreaking ceremony for an East Hawaii Health Clinic in Keaau at longtime W.H. Shipman headquarters.

Hilo Medical Center and W.H. Shipman officials gathered Wednesday in front of the longtime W.H. Shipman headquarters for a groundbreaking for the newest East Hawaii Health Clinic in Keaau.