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07/15/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
Straub Medical Center Opens New Ward Village Clinic & Urgent Care

Straub Medical Center – Ward Village Clinic & Urgent Care provides primary care, urgent care, imaging and lab services in the heart of the growing Kakaako community. The clinic, located in Aeo residential tower, is second new Straub clinic to open in July 2019.

07/01/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
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.

07/01/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
Straub Medical Center Opens New Kapolei Clinic & Urgent Care at Ka Makana Alii

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.

06/25/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
Kamehameha Schools and Hawaii Pacific Health join forces for greater community impact

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.

05/29/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
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.

05/16/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center Receive Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Awards

Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center have received the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Pali Momi is among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for patient experience, and Straub is among the top 15 percent of U.S. hospitals, a distinction it has received for 10 consecutive years (2010-2019).

04/27/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
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.

04/20/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children Hosts Second Annual MIND Hawaii Design Competition

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.

03/25/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
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.

03/22/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Presents "Valentine in Paradise: Healthier Hearts for a Healthier Hawaii"

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.

03/01/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Expands Medical Assistant Program to Include 12 Local Public High Schools

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.

03/01/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
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.

02/28/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
Straub Medical Center Announces Travis Clegg as Chief Operating Officer

Travis Clegg has joined Straub Medical Center as its new chief operating officer, reporting directly to Art Gladstone, chief executive officer of Straub and Pali Momi Medical Center. Clegg will manage all clinical and business operations for the 159-bed medical center in Honolulu and its clinic locations statewide.

02/27/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Accepting Applications for 2019 Health Careers Summer Internship

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.

02/12/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation Donates $4 Million for Innovative Heart Care at Straub Medical Center

Representatives from The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation, Straub Medical Center and Hawaii Pacific Health recently gathered for a check presentation ceremony and sign unveiling for the new Clarence T. C. Ching Heart Center at Straub Medical Center. The Foundation's $4 million gift, the largest gift ever received by Straub, will fund the future renovation and expansion of two catheterization surgical suites, which are part of a $24 million overall renovation of Straub's Heart Center.


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