HILO, Hawaii – Local Physician Lynda Dolan, M.D. was honored as a “remarkable person” at a luncheon ceremony in Hilo on Thursday.
She was one of two named as recipients of the YWCA of Hawaii Island’s 2017 Remarkable People award. The April 13 event was the ninth annual, held this year at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel’s Moku Ola Ballroom.
Here is what the YWCA of Hawaii Island had to say about Dolan:
on April 13, 2017
Dr. Dolan found her way to Hilo from upstate New York in 1997 after she met island-boy Michael Costales, whom she later married. They have four children. As a family practice physician, she is passionate about caring for the community and has her eye on continuously improving the overall healthcare experience. Dr. Dolan strategizes and works with stakeholders to ease the administrative burden on physicians while empowering patients to be more in tune with their own healthcare.
Dr. Dolan’s reach into the community extends beyond her practice, The Family Medicine Center. A strong believer in the continuum of care, she serves as medical director for Hospice of Hilo. She serves on the board of East Hawaii Independent Physician Association with the goal of keeping private practices alive and thriving. Dr. Dolan also lends a physician voice to various HMSA committees and initiatives.
For years, she has served on Hilo Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee, holding several positions including the first female Chief of Staff. Dr. Dolan currently serves on HMC’s Utilization Review committee. She sits on the Hilo Medical Foundation Board of Trustees and is an active volunteer at St. Joseph School. Dr. Dolan spends time precepting at the Hawaii Island Family Residency Clinic, and mentors students pursuing careers in healthcare.