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05/09/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Honors Nearly 2,000 Health Care Heroes During Nurses Week

Hawaii Pacific Health and its medical centers and clinics are recognizing their nurses during National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6 through May 12, 2022.

05/06/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Amy Thomas Named System Chief Nurse Executive for Hawaii Pacific Health

Amy Thomas, APRN, FNP, has been named system chief nurse executive for Hawaii Pacific Health. She will lead efforts to further nursing excellence within HPH medical centers and clinics in order to provide the highest quality care possible for the developing needs of the community.

05/05/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Features Hawaii Pacific Health Nurses

In honor of National Nurses Week, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and The Garden Island newspapers published special Nurses Week inserts on Sunday, May 1, that featured Hawaii Pacific Health nurses from across our system.

05/04/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Nurses Spotlighted on the Cover of MidWeek

Midweek honors National Nurses Week by shining the spotlight on nurses from each of Hawaii Pacific Health’s medical centers.

04/14/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Haumea Friel Named Hawaii’s First Children’s Miracle Network National Champion

Haumea Friel has been named a 2022 National Champion by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – a first for a child from Hawaii. The 7-year-old accepted the honor as part of Children’s Hospital Week celebrations in Orlando, Florida.

04/11/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group Welcomes Dr. Paula Lee to Gynecologic Oncology Team

Dr. Paula Lee recently joined the Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group as its newest gynecologic oncologist. In addition to her appointment with HPH, Lee will serve as professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.

04/06/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Sex Abuse Treatment Center at Kapiolani Highlights New Online Resources for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC), a program of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, is observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) by offering the public several opportunities to learn more about issues surrounding consent, respecting boundaries and resources in place for survivors.

04/04/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Kapiolani Patient Xander Cabales Named Hawaii’s 2022 Children’s Miracle Network Champion

Xander Cabales says his mission in life is to inspire others. The 15-year-old will do just that over the next year as he serves as the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Champion for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Xander accepted the prestigious role in front of Kapiolani staff members today at the medical center’s auditorium. He will share his courageous story throughout the coming year, inspiring countless CMN community partners and supporters committed to the health and well-being of Hawaii’s keiki.

04/01/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
2022 Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Women’s 10K & 5K Fun Run Underway Now Through May 22

Thousands of women will run, jog and walk around their neighborhoods for the 2022 Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Women’s 10K & 5K Fun Run. This year, the 44th running of the state’s premier race for women will honor a woman who blazed a trail for a healthier Hawaii – Martha B. Smith.

03/30/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Honors More Than 1,500 Health Care Heroes on National Doctors’ Day

Hawaii Pacific Health and its four medical centers – Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center and Wilcox Medical Center – recognized their physicians during Doctors’ Day events today. Each medical center honored its doctors with accolades from leadership and patients, lunch and a special gift for the more than 1,500 doctors who practice across the HPH system.

03/25/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Moanalua Panda Express Ranks No. 1 in the Country in Raising Money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Its official store number is 1282, but the Panda Express at Moanalua Shopping Center is No. 1 with Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. The eatery raised $45,591 for Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawai‘i’s only CMN hospital, in 2021, which is more than any other location in the U.S. In total, 32 Hawai‘i Panda restaurants raised $394,455 for Kapi‘olani last year.

03/01/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii’s Walmart and Sam’s Club Stores Raise $383,060 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

Cow bells, a pie-throwing event and generous local donors all helped Hawaii Walmart and Sam’s Club stores raise more money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals than any other market in the country in 2021. Hawaii’s 13 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations raised $383,060.83 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

02/28/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children Welcomes Dr. Louis Capecci as its First Full-Time Pediatric Heart Surgeon

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children recently welcomed Stanford Children’s Health pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Louis Capecci to its team. Capecci is operating as Kapiolani’s first full-time pediatric heart surgeon. He performs corrective surgery on infants, children and adults as well as works closely with pediatric cardiologists, anesthesiologists, neonatologists and other health care teams at Kapiolani Medical Center.

02/10/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Accepting Applications for 2022-2023 Medical Assistant Program

Hawaii Pacific Health is accepting applications for its 2022-2023 Medical Assistant Program, a unique opportunity that gives high school seniors a hands-on introduction to a career in the health care field. Held in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Education, Hawaii Pacific Health’s groundbreaking education and training program prepares high school students for a career as a medical assistant through a combination of in-classroom instruction and clinical experience.

11/08/2021   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Partners with Honolulu Fire Department and Department of Health for Keiki Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Hawaii Pacific Health, the Hawaii Department of Health and the Honolulu Fire Department are teaming up to allow parents to get their kids vaccinated from the comfort of their vehicle with upcoming drive-through vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 and their families on Oahu. The HPH Keiki Vax Squad Drive-Through clinics are scheduled on Nov. 13-14 at Aloha Stadium and Nov. 20-21 at Kapolei High School. The drive-through clinics will help make the vaccination process quick, convenient and kid-friendly.


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