PHOTOS: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Delivers Remarks at The Queen’s Medical Center Heritage Day Opening Ceremonies
Honolulu – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) attended The Queen’s Medical Center Heritage Day opening ceremonies this morning and delivered remarks honoring the excellent service and continued legacy of quality healthcare that the facility has delivered to Hawaiʻi residents since it was established 155 years ago by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV.
“What’s amazing about Queen Emma’s legacy is that she taught us all from the beginning that caring for Hawaiians and the people of Hawaiʻi is an obligation, a responsibility, and a privilege,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. “It’s hard for us to imagine, in this day and age, the King and Queen beseeching citizens on the street for donations [to build the hospital]. That is the epitome of servant leadership. People who are in positions of power and responsibility who understand that their role is not to lord over, but rather, to serve, uplift, and empower.”
Following the program, the “Native Voices” exhibition opened to the public and will be on display through late September. The Native Voices: Native People’s Concepts of Health and Illness exhibit examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, and American Indian people. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, the exhibit features video interviews with over 100 Native elders, doctors, and other health providers.