Director's Message April 9, 2021 - VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
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VA Pacific Islands Health Care System


Director's Message April 9, 2021

Dr. Adam Robinson


Friday, April 9, 2021

This week Veterans Administration (VA) awarded the lease to locate the Advanced Leeward Outpatient Healthcare Access (ALOHA) project at Kalaeloa under a 15-year lease. When completed, the $120 million ALOHA Project will be a new 88,675 square-foot multi-specialty VA clinic that will provide Primary Care, Mental Health, Specialty Care, Audiology, Women Veterans Care, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Dental and Prosthetics.

We are proud to be expanding the much needed services to our Veterans.  The ALOHA project will increase access to VA’s advanced technology, top providers and staff who will bring safe, compassionate, quality care to them.  We appreciate all of the support from our congressional and community partners who have helped to make this a reality. 

Mass Vaccine Event

To date VAPIHCS has vaccinated more than 11K Veterans and VA Employees.

We are implementing the SAVE LIVES Act almost one month ahead of schedule. We can offer vaccinations to all Veterans, spouses, caregivers and CHAMPVA recipients.

VAPIHCS will be hosting mass COVID Vaccine distribution events.

Call to secure an appointment: 1-800-214-1306 press 0

Congressman Kai Kahele Visit to the VA

On April 9, 2021, U.S. Representative Kai Kahele visited the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System on Friday April 9. Congressman Kahlele received a detailed briefing by Dr. Adam Robinson, Director VAPIHCS. Click here for image gallery. 

Upcoming Vaccine Events​

  • Spark Matsunaga Medical Center - ACC Vaccine Clinic starting April 12  (Mon/ Weds/Fri)
  • Keehi Lagoon Memorial:  April 10, April 22, April 27, April 28​
  • Hawaii Neighbor IslandCBOCs: (Kona- April  10, Kauai-April 17, Hilo- April 24 , Maui-TBD)​

 Walk-ins are available until 3 p.m. on a first come, first served basis

Mild TBI Study - We are now Recruiting Veterans

VAPIHCS has received an Office of Research and Development Clinical Science Merit Award to conduct a randomized control trial entitled, Neurofeedback Impact on Chronic Headache, Sleep, and Attention Disorders Experienced by Veterans with mild Traumatic Brain Injury. We are now recruiting Veterans.

If you are an OIF, OEF, OND Veteran who sustained an mTBI while in theatre, please forward names to Dr. Judy Carlson ( via encrypted e-mail.  The investigators have a IRB-approved HIPAA waiver for recruitment purposes.  If you would like further information about the study, please contact the investigators, the project staff (Kim Schaper or Cassie Stubbe, or the Research Service AO (

It is our honor to provide you with safe, compassionate and quality care!

One Team, One Ohana!

Adam M. Robinson, Jr., MD, MBA, CPE

Director, VA Pacific Islands Health Care System


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