Diamond Head Tower

Highlights

The new Diamond Head Tower at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is a 200,000-square-foot building consisting of five floors and a lower level for support services.

  • An expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which will be five times as large as the current NICU,
    growing from the current 8,000-square-foot open floor plan to a 40,000-square-foot floor with 70 private rooms.
  • A Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with 14 private rooms.
  • An adult Medical Surgical Unit with 12 private rooms.
  • A Multidisciplinary Outpatient Clinic.
  • The Rehabilitation Services Department.
  • Conference and education rooms.

Future space also has been designated for a new Emergency Department, Imaging Department, kitchen and dining room, and fitness center.

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Patient Benefits

At the heart of the expansion and rebuild of the hospital is the creation of space – space for families to stay with their loved ones when they’re under our care; space to accommodate state-of-the-art equipment to best serve our families; and space to train Hawaii’s future medical professionals right here at home.

  • Larger, private ICU rooms will allow parents and caregivers to stay overnight. Research shows that patients heal better and faster when families are involved with their care.
  • State-of-the-art rooms are equipped with the latest technology to enhance patient care and safety, including wireless communication features, digital screens, nurse call systems, decentralized nursing stations, and emergency power and data for patient monitoring systems.
  • The conference center features an auditorium and education rooms that will support Kapi‘olani’s commitment to academic medicine and research by providing additional space for current education and training programs in pediatrics and women’s care.

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Rendering of new NICU room

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Rendering of new PICU room

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