Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated | Hawaii
In 1971, three physicians founded Hawaii Emergency Physicians Associated (HEPA). Their aim was to improve the quality of emergency medical care in the State of Hawaii. Though HEPA’s original founders have since retired, the group continues to thrive and evolve.
HEPA physicians founded, and became officers of, the Hawaii Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Our doctors continue to lead active roles in Hawaii’s Emergency Medical Services, several state legislative committees, and the Hawaii Medical Association.
The group’s stable presence and leadership has positioned HEPA as the preeminent emergency physician group in Hawaii. We live in, and understand, Hawaii’s culture and community. Seven HEPA physicians have served as Chief of Staff at client hospitals over the past three decades. HEPA is also active on the State of Hawaii Trauma committee with three current committee members.
Today’s HEPA is an independent, democratic and physician-owned group with more than 80 ABEM physicians we are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of quality emergency physicians and to meeting the ever-changing healthcare challenges of our time.
Mission: We believe that doctors working together as joint owners can achieve more than they will individually. With more than 80 ABEM physicians, we are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of quality physicians and to meeting the ever-changing healthcare challenges of our time. We are the oldest and largest ED group in Hawaii.