Quality of Care at Kapiolani

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is well recognized as Hawaii’s leader in the care of women, infants and children. It is Hawaii’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. It is also a tertiary care, medical teaching and research facility. Specialty services for patients throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Region include intensive care for infants and children, 24-hour emergency pediatric care, critical care air transport, maternal fetal medicine and high-risk perinatal care.

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  • Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is the only full-service children’s specialty hospital in Hawaii.
  • More than 1,600 employees and 655 physicians provide specialty care at Kapiolani.
  • The state’s only dedicated breast health and gynecological cancer centers, which also offer numerous community programs.
  • First in the state to establish an Imaging Center of Excellence, providing a unique model of care with Radiologists on site.
  • Only hospital in Hawaii to perform bone marrow transplants for children through young adults.
  • Home of the State’s largest and most advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, caring for over 1,000 infants a year.
  • Deliver more babies in Hawaii, over 6,200 per year.
  • Newly built Diamond Head Tower offers 200,000 square feet of brand new, state-of-the-art technology, private rooms that allow for family centered care.
  • Sponsors an Annual Kapiolani Prom for teens who missed their high school functions due to their medical conditions. 

Awards & Affiliations:

  • Kapiolani is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit organization that certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States.
  • Major teaching hospital for the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine Pediatric and OB/GYN programs.
  • Has assisted in training many of Hawaii’s pediatric, obstetric and gynecologic doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.
  • Member of the NCI - Sponsored Children’s Cancer Group.
  • The Joint Commission Advanced Palliative Care Certification.
  • Adult and Pediatric Cancer Program accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
  • Partnered with the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry (HBMDR) to offer the only peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) and marrow collection program in Hawaii.
  • Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital for more than 20 years.
  • Participation in the adult and pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).
  • Members of the Children’s Hospital Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) Network.
  • 2021 Women's Choice Award for Best Hospitals in Best Mammogram Imaging Center.
  • Only hospital in Hawaii and one of approximately 50 nationwide to earn Level 1 Children's Surgery Verification from the American College of Surgeons.  
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