Chetan and Clara Mathur make additional gift to the Berlin Mathur Charitable Fund at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children

HONOLULU, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Chetan and Clara Mathur, who established the Berlin Mathur Charitable Fund less than two years ago to provide financial support and care to patients and families at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children, have made an additional substantial gift to the nonprofit hospital.

"We are humbly grateful to the Mathur Family for their continued support of Kapi'olani and our families," said Martha Smith, chief operating officer at Kapi'olani Medical Center. "Their generosity will help us provide critical resources to our patients and financial support to our families at their time of greatest need."

"We are moved time and again, to support Kapi'olani Medical Center and their mission to provide the highest quality health care to the families of Hawai'i and the Pacific," said Chetan Mathur. "We are proud to be helping families with support that extends the excellent care provided by the hospital's doctors and staff."

Their new gift will continue to help patient families with expenses related to their child's medical care. Since 2011, the fund has helped many patient families with essential support such as reimbursement for air travel, and medical co-payments. The Mathur's newest donation will also help Kapi'olani purchase child-friendly furniture for the hospital's Pediatric Play Room, a critical place of healing and education for patients.

Chetan and Clara Mathur are Canadian entrepreneurs and philanthropists. They are founders of Next Pathway, a technology consulting firm. The Mathurs are patrons of Luminato, Toronto's Festival of Creativity & Arts and leading and inaugural donors to Bell Lightbox, home of Toronto's International Film Festival.

About Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children:
Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children is well recognized as Hawai'i's leader in the care of women, infants and children. With 207 beds and 66 bassinets, the nonprofit hospital is Hawai'i's only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. It is also a tertiary care, medical teaching and research facility. Specialty services for patients throughout Hawai'i and the Pacific Region include intensive care for infants and children, 24-hour emergency pediatric care, air transport, maternal fetal medicine, and high-risk perinatal care. More than 1,300 employees and 612 physicians provide specialty care at Kapi'olani Medical Center. The hospital is home to Kapi'olani Women's Center, Kapi'olani Breast Center and Kapi'olani Women's Cancer Center - the state's only dedicated breast health and gynecological cancer centers. Learn more at: www.kapiolani.org.

About Kapi'olani Health Foundation
Kapi'olani Health Foundation supports the charitable mission of its nonprofit hospital affiliate, Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children by raising funds to provide people of Hawai'i and the Pacific Region with specialty medical care, purchase life-saving equipment, support community outreach and education, and further local research. Learn more at www.KapiolaniGift.org.

SOURCE: Kapi'olani Health Foundation

For further information:

Sheryl Hasegawa, +1-808-535-7675 direct, +1-808-683-5911 mobile, Sheryl.hasegawa@hawaiipacifichealth.org

http://www.kapiolani.org

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