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North Hawaii Information Update for July 30th, 2020

Queen's North Hawaii Community Hospital (QNHCH) Announces Passing of Chief Medical Officer

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Kamuela) Team


Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital (QNHCH) is deeply saddened to announce today that its chief medical officer, Dr. Gary Goldberg, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home today. He was 59.

QNHCH President Cindy Kamikawa said, “It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Dr. Gary Goldberg. Gary has been an emergency physician for over 30 years including over 20 years here at QNHCH. Gary served as our emergency medicine physician director starting in 2005 and was named chief medical officer in 2015.”

“With Gary’s leadership, QNHCH recently opened a new emergency room for almost 15 years in the making. Dr. Goldberg’s accomplishments as a leader are surpassed only by his commitment to caring for our community, and every day he worked to fulfill his commitment to exceptional patient care," said Cindy Kamikawa. "He will be greatly missed—by his beloved family, by his colleagues whom he respected so deeply, by people from around the world who entrusted him with their care, and by the members of our community.” Dr. Goldberg received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida, and was certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

“The entire Queen’s family mourns this loss. On behalf of our board of trustees, management team, and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to Gary Goldberg’s family.

Dr. Goldberg brought his remarkable passion, experience, and warmth to provide compassionate, quality medical care to the people of Hawai’i Island,” said Kamikawa.

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