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Benefactor Marc Benioff lauds Straub expansion as ‘new beginning’

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for the new Straub Benioff Medical Center on South King Street.

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for the new Straub Benioff Medical Center on South King Street.
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff does a TV interview before the ceremony.
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, middle, before the ceremony.
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Ray Vara, Hawaii Pacific Health CEO, is seen during the ceremony.
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Untying a maile lei are Kahu Kordell Kekoa; left, Dr. Elna Masuda, Straub vascular surgeon; Dr. Todd Miller, Straub chief of staff, Marc Benioff, chair and CEO of Salesforce, Ray Vara, Hawai‘i Pacific Health president and CEO, Lynne Benioff, Dr. John Mickey, Straub internal medicine physician.
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff finishes a TV interview before the ceremony.
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From left during the o’o stick ceremony are Travis Clegg, Dr. Robert Schulz, Dr. John Mickey, Adelia Chung, Andrew Rosen, Dr. Leslie Chun, Lynne Benioff, Marc Benioff, Ray Vara, Gov. Josh Green, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi, Dr. Todd Miller, Dr. Elna Masuda, Peter Ho, Patrick Kobayashi, Art Gladstone and Kahu Kordell Kekoa.
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Attendees hold their hands upwards during the blessing.
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, left, Ray Vara, Hawaii Pacific Health CEO, and Lynne Benioff with a maile lei.
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Art Gladstone, Hawaii Pacific Health executive VP and chief strategy officer, was emcee for the event.
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Gov. Josh Green makes his remarks.
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Mayor Rick Blangiardi makes his remarks.
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Kahu Kordell Kekoa after the ceremony. M

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