Kuhana Associates LLC (Kuhana) has provided Information Technology (IT) services from its inception in 1998, and has provided IT services to various sectors including government healthcare services (State of Hawaii – Department of Health).
In 2005, however, we sought to expand its services into the Department of Defense (DOD) government sector. Strategically, we decided to create a team of individuals with wide-ranging expertise and experience. The varying expertise and knowledge allowed us to explore the potential business opportunities in areas other than Information Technology to the ultimate benefit of the Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned 8(a)’s purpose of serving Native Hawaiians.
After researching various industries, we determined to seek opportunities for success in the Healthcare Resource Provider industry. Since making the decision, we have established a working relationship with our SBA Approved Mentor, Spectrum Healthcare Resources (SHR) – the market leader in providing Healthcare Resources in the DOD sector.
From discussions with SHR, they recognized we brought a significant amount of DOD, Veterans Administrations and healthcare experience to the relationship.
We agreed that the establishment of a Mentor-Protégé relationship enhances our capabilities to successfully compete and complete contracts by providing us the necessary technical, management, financial assistance, expertise, capability and resources.
We are well positioned to effectively manage programs to recruit and place needed direct care and support medical staff in military treatment facilities through the knowledge and experience of our senior management.