News & Current Events
Kapiolani Medical Center Provides Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured and Underinsured Women
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children recently offered free cervical and breast cancer screenings as well as other information and education on women’s health for uninsured and underinsured women as part of the See, Test & Treat program. Held through a grant from the College of American Pathologists Foundation, the free cancer screening and health education program is designed to remove barriers to early cancer detection in underserved populations and to empower women to take charge of their own health and well-being.
The most comprehensive clinic to date from Hawaii Pacific Health is now open to serve residents of Central and West Oahu. Conveniently located at Ka Makana Alii in West Oahu, Straub Medical Center – Kapolei Clinic & Urgent Care offers a variety of services and features specialists from Straub Medical Center, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and Pali Momi Medical Center.
Kamehameha Schools and Hawaii Pacific Health are joining forces in an effort to improve the education, health, economic stability and social well-being of students and families across Hawaii. Kamehameha Schools’ Chief Executive Officer Jack Wong and Hawaii Pacific Health’s President and CEO Ray Vara signed a memorandum of agreement to work together toward shared goals of creating more resilient children and strengthening families through education, economic empowerment, expanded career pathways, increased aina-based experiences, improved community health and advancement of the Hawaiian culture and language.
Kapiolani Patient and Cancer Survivor Lily Lyman Named Hawaii's 2019 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion
Lily Lyman, a 13-year-old Kapiolani patient and cancer survivor who is a student at Le Jardin Academy, was recognized at an assembly hosted at her school as Hawaii’s 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) Champion. Lily will serve as the CMN ambassador for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, joining other CMN Hospitals Champions nationwide who will share their stories throughout the year to help illustrate why children’s hospitals need local charitable support.
Super Finish for the Ko Olina Children's Festival as Community Raises $65,000 for Kapiolani Medical Center
The sixth annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival drew more than 2,000 people with proceeds totaling $65,000 and benefiting Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Funds from this annual festival support Kapiolani’s efforts to provide health care services and specialized programs for women and children regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Over the past six years, a total of $340,000 has been raised by the Ko Olina Children’s Festival to benefit Kapiolani.
Multidisciplinary teams of University of Hawaii students showcased their prototypes for devices that could one day be used in the medical industry at the 2nd annual MIND (Medical Innovation and Design) Hawaii Design Competition hosted at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Students were competing for design awards and additional funding to further support their innovations, which were judged by members of the community and Kapiolani physicians.
Women of All Ages Invited to Participate in 42nd annual Hawaii Pacific Health Women's 10K and 5K Fun Run
Bringing together women of all ages in an effort to create a healthier Hawaii, the 42nd Annual Hawaii Pacific Health Women’s 10K and 5K Fun Run is set to take place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Kapiolani Park. The first and only all-female sanctioned race champions women while celebrating fitness and good health.
Featuring physicians from the Hawaii Pacific Health family of medical centers, this free community health event will focus on the latest advances in heart health.
On the heels of a successful pilot program, Hawaii Pacific Health has expanded its Medical Assistant Program to 12 Oahu high schools for the 2019-2020 school year. The unique partnership, believed to be the only one of its kind in the country, is a joint program between HPH and the local high schools to create a curriculum for high school seniors to prepare them for a career as a medical assistant in the health care industry.
Get Your Pancakes for IHOP's Free Pancake Day to Support Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
Hawaii IHOP restaurants will celebrate Free Pancake Day® on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 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 accepting applications for its 2019 Health Careers Summer Internship program. The six-week paid internship program runs June 17-July 26 on Kauai and June 24-August 1 on Oahu. 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.
The Sex Abuse Treatment Center Supports Sexual Violence Prevention Education in Hawaii Public Schools
The Hawaii State Legislature will be considering a bill during the 2019 session to establish a program in Hawaii’s public schools for curriculum-based and age-appropriate sexual violence prevention education. The proposed legislation is part of the Legislature’s Keiki Caucus package, and is supported by the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC), a program of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.
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.