News & Current Events
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children Installs Historic Commemorative Stone Found During Construction
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children recently installed in front of its main entrance a historic commemorative stone that was found during construction of the Diamond Head Tower. Etched with the dates 1874-1929 and March 26, the stone represents a time of great historical significance for Hawaii's only full-service medical center specializing in the care of women and children, which was founded by Queen Kapiolani.
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children Honors Dr. Wallace Matthews with its Outstanding Physician Award
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children recently honored pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Wallace Matthews with its Outstanding Physician Award. Only four physicians have received this prestigious award since it was established in July 1992. Recognized for his outstanding and distinguished contributions in the areas of patient care, education and service, Matthews has been a member of Kapiolani’s medical staff for more than 35 years.
Hawaii Walmart and Sam's Club Stores Raise $276,831 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
Helping kids live better really matters for Walmart and Sam's Club associates, customers and members in Hawaii who in just six weeks raised $276,831 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. The Hawaii campaign results are a 19 percent increase from last year and come when the national campaign reaches a major milestone mark. Walmart and Sam’s Clubs across the country and Canada have now cumulatively raised more than $1 billion for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since the fundraising effort began in 1987.
Hawaii Pacific Health employees showed their giving power by donating their own money to help patients and patient families by raising a record $1,070,115 for the 2018 Employee Giving Campaign. This is the second straight year that Hawaii Pacific Health has surpassed the $1 million mark. The total raised was collected over a one-month period through personal gifts and pledges by more than 4,000 staff members.
Hawaii Pacific Health Announces Inaugural High School Partners for Innovative Medical Assistant Training Program
Hawaii Pacific Health has partnered with Kapiolani Community College and five local public high schools to create the Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Assistant Training Program. The unique partnership, believed to be the only one of its kind in the country, is a joint program between Hawaii Pacific Health and the local high schools to create a curriculum for high school juniors and seniors to prepare them for a career as a medical assistant in the health care industry.
Festive Finish for the Ko Olina Children's Festival as Community Raises $65,000 for Kapiolani Medical Center
The 5th annual Ko Olina Children's Festival was one big fiesta benefiting Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. More than 2,000 people attended, and contributions from the Ko Olina Resort Association along with 100 percent of proceeds from ticket sales resulted in a $65,000 donation presented to Kapiolani, which is the highest amount raised in the event’s five-year history. Over the past five years, a total of $275,000 has been raised by the Ko Olina Children’s Festival for Kapiolani to help support Hawaii’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital.
The 2018 Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids, a benefit for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in partnership with KSSK 92.3 FM/AM 590, raised a total of $289,334.18 during the two-day radio broadcast. It is the highest amount ever raised in the 12-year history of the event, with funds supporting the medical center's Miracle Moments Wish List of items that support everyday needs for patients.
Hawaii Pacific Health is proud to help launch a matching gift initiative by dedicated philanthropists Barry and Virginia Weinman to fund full scholarships for Hawaii residents starting their medical education at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.
9-Year-Old Kapiolani Patient Kayle Osai Named Hawaii's 2018 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children announced 9-year-old Kayle Osai as Kapiolani’s and Hawaii’s 2018 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion at a launch party held at the medical center for staff and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals corporate partners. Kayle will serve as Kapiolani's and Hawaii's ambassador for 2018, sharing his story with patients, families and the community.
Kapiolani Medical Center and Levine Children's Hospital in North Carolina Unveil Discharge Trains for Pediatric Patients Donated by Maui Resident
Pediatric patients at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, now have miniature trains to ride in when leaving the hospital thanks to a donation from Maui resident Bob Douglas who thought children deserved a special sendoff to celebrate their road to recovery on their way home. Unfortunately, the 82-year-old from Maui was not able to see his dream come true as he died of cancer two months before the scheduled launch.
Hawaii Pacific Health employees generously donated their own money to help patients and their families, raising $1,057,128 for the 2017 Hawaii Pacific Health Employee Giving Campaign. The record amount surpassed the campaign’s $1 million goal, and was raised over a one-month period through personal gifts and pledges by more than 4,100 staff members.
Hawaii Pacific Health Recognized by Hawaii State Legislature for Excellence in Health Information Technology
As part of National Health IT Week, the Hawaii-Alaska Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), hosted a special Hawaii Health IT Day at the Hawaii State Capitol, which included a ceremony honoring Hawaii Pacific Health as the most recent recipient of the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award, a national award that recognizes outstanding achievement in health information technology.
Ticket sales and contributions from the Ko Olina Resort Association resulted in a $55,000 donation to Kapiolani at the fourth annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival, a benefit event held Saturday, Sept. 23. Over the past four years, a total of $210,000 has been raised by the Ko Olina Children’s Festival for Kapiolani to help care for the children of Hawaii.
Coming off a record year, Radiothon for Kids exceeded it’s 2017 goal by raising $227,345.17 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children over a two-day live broadcast on KSSK. More than 1,200 individual gifts from sponsors, community members and KSSK listeners led to the success of this annual fundraiser for Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
The University of Hawaii Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health is donating $100,000 to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, in conjunction with the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine faculty practice, University Health Partners of Hawaii, in support of women's services at Kapiolani. Three sleep rooms reserved for OB-GYN residents and physicians who need rest during long shifts, especially those working late nights and early mornings, will be named in honor of the donation.