Nurses Week Spotlight: HPH Nurses Featured in MidWeek Cover Story


MidWeek cover image featuring five Hawaii Pacific Health nurses with headline reading the Most Trusted Profession..

In honor of National Nurses Week, MidWeek is featuring five Hawaii Pacific Health nurses in its May 8 cover story for Hawaii Island, Kauai and Oahu. 

According to an annual Gallup poll, nursing has held the top spot as the most trusted profession in the United States for 21 consecutive years. The HPH nurses MidWeek profiles in its cover story each embody the dedication, compassion and leadership required of a career in the health care field.

Featured in the story are (as pictured on the cover from left to right):

  • Lynne Young, RN, cardiothoracic surgery, Clarence T.C. Ching Heart Center at Straub Benioff Medical Center
  • Scott Ninomiya, NP, medical ostomy, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children
  • Joanna Nishimura, RN, medical surgery, Wilcox Medical Center
  • Ralf Banatao, RN, telemetry/medical surgery, Pali Momi Medical Center
  • Shereen Peahi, RN, emergency department, Straub Benioff Medical Center

At Hawai Pacific Health, we believe that working together enables us to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients, their families and our communities. Caregivers like Lynne, Scott, Joanna, Ralf and Shereen – alongside our inspiring team of more than 2,300 other licensed registered nurses across our medical centers and clinics – remind us that, together, we can achieve our mission of creating a healthier Hawaii.

The MidWeek issues hit mailboxes this week on Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii Island. You can also read the article online at

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