Pali Momi Medical Center VP and Rotarian, Robyn Kalahiki featured guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Pearlridge

Jun 26, 2024 | PC Community

By Barry Villamil, President-Elect, Rotary Club of Pearlridge

The Rotary Club of Pearlridge (RCOP) was truly honored to welcome Robyn Kalahiki, VP Chief Nurse Executive from the Pali Momi Medical Center as a special guest speaker on Friday, June 21, 2024, at the club’s lunch/meeting held at the Pearl City Shopping Center Conference Room. Robyn is also a fellow RCOP Board member and currently the RCOP Secretary-Elect for 2024-2025. Her term as club Secretary will begin on July 1, 2024. 

Friday’s topic of discussion focused on the Pali Momi Medical Center Stroke Program and the importance and benefits of the Pali Momi Medical Center Certified Primary Stroke Center supporting West Oahu with a population of 500,000 residents.

An extremely informative portion of the Robyn’s presentation provided to Rotary Club of Pearlridge members in attendance on Friday was the introduction of the Stroke Education Toolkit which is a valuable stroke education resource for patients, public, and staff. We learned that 80% of strokes are preventable and that high blood pressure is the leading cause of stroke, with on an average, every four minutes someone dies of a stroke.

Mahalo to Robyn for her informative presentation that also stressed the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle that can prevent a stroke also known as “brain attack”.

As the President-Elect for the Rotary Club of Pearlridge, I am blessed to have Robyn and an incredibly dedicated and talented group of incoming RCOP Officers and Board of Directors represent our club in their important leadership roles and Rotarian spirit of “Service Above Self” for 2024-2025.

RCOP officers, board members, and membership are leaders in their respective fields and often represent the RCOP as guest speakers in the community while sharing their expertise and experience. Robyn Kalahiki , as a medical professional and Rotarian, is an example of sharing skills and resources that benefits the community such as Friday’s Pali Momi Medical Center Stroke Program presentation that prevents strokes and saves lives.

*The RCOP would also like to recognize and congratulate club member Dr. Motoharu Watanabe who recently completed his 906th marathon. Yes, 906 marathons in the books! Dr. Watanabe defines a positive, spirited, healthy and active lifestyle.

Photos and video by Barry Villamil

Pictured: (L-R) Rotary Club of Pearlridge members – Dr. Motoharu Watanabe, Ralph Portmore, Dick Mosko, Rick Lau, Robyn Kalahiki, and Gordon Arakaki