Nan Inc. Presents $1 Million Gift to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children


Group taking photo holding cheque from Nan Inc

Nan, Inc. has presented $1 million to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in support of the hospital’s expansion plans. In recognition of the company’s generosity, the auditorium in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Building will be named the Nan, Inc. Auditorium.

“Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children holds special meaning to our family as all of our daughters were born here,” said Nan, Inc. founder Nan Chul Shin. “We are honored to give back to the hospital that cared for our children as well as many of our employees’ children. We are also dedicated in supporting Kapiolani’s educational programs, and this new auditorium will facilitate the perfect environment for educating Hawaii’s future physicians and other health care providers, who will then carry on to care for our children’s children.”

The Nan, Inc. Auditorium will be a state-of-the-art meeting and education space and a centerpiece of the new building’s conference center. The auditorium and education rooms will support Kapiolani’s commitment to medical education and research by providing additional space for meetings, training programs and classes. It will also support patient care services and programs, such as the Child Life Program, which coordinates activities like movie nights to help create a fun and supportive environment for patients and their families. The 1,600-square-foot auditorium will feature a 7-by-12-foot video wall display.

“Nan, Inc. is a generous advocate for many programs in our community, and we are very grateful that they have chosen to support Kapiolani,” said Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children CEO Martha Smith. “Their gift will help us further our mission of providing high quality health care to Hawaii’s women and children, particularly by supporting critical space for teaching and training programs for our physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.”


Employees of Nan, Inc. joined company founder Nan Chul Shin in presenting a check for $1 million to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Accepting on behalf of Kapiolani were Tom Mundell, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy for Hawaii Pacific Health (back row, fourth from left); Martha Smith, CEO of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children (back row, fifth from left); Kimberly Dey, Kapiolani Health Foundation Board of Directors (back row, fifth from right); and Linda Jameson, Senior Development Officer for Kapiolani Health Foundation (back row, fourth from right).


About Nan, Inc.
Nan, Inc. is a local construction company with humble beginnings. Founder, Nan Chul Shin, started the company in 1990, stemming from the modest dream of a young entrepreneur hoping to help contribute to Hawaii’s future. With only himself and one laborer at his side, Mr. Shin started in the industry by tackling the smallest of construction projects with determination and integrity; the first contract being the installation of a single road sign. Since the beginning, Nan, Inc.’s foundation has been based on principles of hard work, determination, and a commitment to excellence. Today, it is recognized as being the largest, locally-owned construction company in Hawaii, whose employees are made up of Hawaii’s own: those who were born, raised, and educated in the islands. As a kamaaina company specializing in construction management, general contracting, and design-build, it whole-heartedly invests in a vision to build the future of Hawaii in ways that will benefit generations to come. Nan, Inc. has been ranked in Building Industry Magazine’s Hawaii “Top 25 Contractors” every year since 1999. As it expands its reach throughout the Pacific, it strives to maintain and foster lasting relationships with new and old clients by exceeding expectations and delivering projects in a timely and efficient manner. Learn more at

About Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children:
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is well recognized as Hawaii’s leader in the care of women, infants and children. With 207 beds, the not-for-profit hospital is Hawaii’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. It delivers 6,000 babies a year, and is also a medical teaching and research facility. Specialty services for patients throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Region include intensive care for infants and children, 24-hour emergency pediatric care, and high-risk perinatal care. Over 1,500 employees and more than 630 physicians provide specialty care at Kapiolani. The hospital is home to the Kapiolani Women’s Center and the Women’s Cancer Center, and offers numerous community programs and services, such as specialty pediatric clinics, the Kapiolani Child Protection Center and the Sex Abuse Treatment Center. Kapiolani is an affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health, one of the state’s largest health care providers and a not-for-profit health care network of hospitals, clinics, physicians and other caregivers serving Hawaii and the Pacific region with high quality, compassionate care. In addition to Kapiolani, Hawaii Pacific Health includes Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital and Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Learn more at

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