News & Current Events
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.
Hawaii’s Credit Unions created a fundraising initiative in 2013 named “5 in 5” that represented a five-year goal to raise $500,000 for the Campaign for Hawaii’s Children in support of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Now less than four years later, Hawaii’s Credit Unions have surpassed the goal and recently presented Kapiolani with a check for $536,444.
Sports Medicine Symposium 2017 on Saturday, May 20, will feature Hawaii Pacific Health physicians discussing a wide range of topics, including adolescent back injury, management of high ankle sprains, vestibular rehabilitation and back to play evaluation protocols, sports nutrition, and how to improve communication on and off the field.
Hawaii Pacific Health was recently named a recipient of the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in health information technology. Established in 1994, the Davies Awards program promotes electronic health record-enabled improvement in patient outcomes through sharing of case studies and lessons learned across a wide range of efforts.
Oahu IHOP restaurants will celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 7, by offering each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes. This annual family-friendly tradition aims to raise needed funds and awareness for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Hawaii Pacific Health is now accepting applications for its 2017 Health Careers Summer Internship program. This unique paid internship program offers students a rare opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the health care industry, learn more about general operations within a hospital system and explore a variety of different health care professions.
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children celebrated a milestone that has been years in the making as its Medical Surgical Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently completed their moves into the new Diamond Head Tower.
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Pluto made a special appearance at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children to bring some Disney magic and holiday cheer to pediatric patients, families and staff.
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children has promoted Joel Emperador, RN, MSN, CCRN, from director to vice president of hospital operations.