HMA honors Cadman as Physician of the Year
Dr. Edwin Cadman will be honored by the Hawaii Medical Association as Physician of the Year at its Ola Pono Ike Medical Ball Oct. 22 at the Hawai'i Convention Center.
Cadman was dean of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine from 1999 until last June, when he resigned because of illness. He has remained on the faculty.
The award recognizes outstanding service to the community by a physician.
Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland (D, Sand Island-Kalihi-Liliha-Nuuanu-Pauoa-Puunui), chairwoman of the Senate Human Services Committee and vice chairwoman of health, and Sen. Fred Hemmings (R, Kailua-Lanikai-Waimanalo-Hawaii Kai) will be honored for advocacy on behalf of Hawaii doctors and quality health care for residents.
Awards will be presented for distinguished medical reporting to Kristen Consillio, Pacific Business News reporter, print media; and Angela Keen, KHNL News 8 co-anchor, live media.
Dr. Patricia Lanoie Blanchette, professor and chairwoman of the medical school's Department of Geriatric Medicine, will be inaugurated as HMA president, serving until next October.
Gov. Linda Lingle will give the keynote speech, and Emme Tomimbang will emcee the program.
Ola Pono Ike, which means "Health is knowledge," is held annually by the HMA to create awareness of health care issues and raise funds to support medically related causes. Part of the proceeds will go to the Hawaii Medical Foundation.
The public is invited. Tickets are $150 each, and tables of 10 can be reserved for $1,500.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with wine tasting provided by Fujioka Wine Times, a silent auction and a live auction to drive a 2006 S40 Volvo for two years, provided by Jackson Volvo.
For more information or to buy tickets, call 536-7702 or see www.hmaonline.net.