News & Current Events
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.
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.