News & Current Events

08/01/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Kids, Families Invited to Wilcox Medical Center Aug. 13 for the Return of Keiki Bike & Skateboard Safety Day

Keiki Bike & Skateboard Safety Day returns to Wilcox Medical Center Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Held in partnership with several community organizations, the event will feature a number of educational, hands-on activities.

07/25/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Ukrainian Medical Professionals Visit Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Centers

Five medical professionals from Ukraine will spend five days learning, training and collaborating with Hawaii doctors, nurses and other health care experts about treatment and rehabilitation of war injuries.

07/22/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Healthgrades Names Pali Momi Medical Center Among the Top 10% of U.S. Hospitals for Outstanding Patient Experience

Pali Momi Medical Center has achieved the Healthgrades 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. The medical center has received the national honor for four years in a row.

07/20/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Centers Nationally Recognized for Their Commitment to Providing High-Quality Cardiovascular Care

Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center and Wilcox Medical Center have received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award.

07/06/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Family Medicine Physician Dr. Daniel Muench Joins Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group, Straub Kahala Clinic

Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group welcomes Dr. Daniel Muench to Straub Medical Center – Kahala Clinic & Urgent Care. A family medicine physician, Muench attends to a broad spectrum of medical conditions in order to help address the health care needs of patients of all ages in the community.

07/05/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Welcomes Pulmonologists Dr. Ronson Sato and Dr. Sheri Shimizu-Saito

Two local physicians have joined the Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group. Drs. Ronson Sato and Sheri Shimizu-Saito are both graduates of Iolani School and the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), and each brings more than a decade of experience to the Department of Pulmonology at Straub Medical Center.

07/01/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Dr. Shilpa Patel Named Chief Quality Officer of Hawaii Pacific Health

Dr. Shilpa Patel has been named chief quality officer of Hawaii Pacific Health. Patel brings a wealth of clinical, administrative and educational leadership experience to the position.

06/27/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Children Younger Than 5 Years Among the Hundreds of Kids Who Received the COVID-19 Vaccine at Hawaii Pacific Health Facilities

The first doses of Pfizer’s three-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than age 5 were administered during two large-scale public clinics at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and Kauai Medical Clinic.

06/21/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts for Children Aged 6 Months Through 4 Years

Ten children ranging in ages from 14 months to 4 years received their first doses of the three-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than age 5 today at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.

06/20/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health to Offer Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Younger Than Age 5 Starting June 25

Hawaii Pacific Health will begin offering Pfizer’s three-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 4 years at vaccination clinics on Oahu and Kauai. Parents can now sign up online for the appointment-only time slots.

06/08/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Doctors Rank as HONOLULU Magazine’s Top Doctors

The June 2022 issue of HONOLULU Magazine features its annual list of Top Doctors in the state. This year’s list includes more than 200 doctors affiliated with Hawaii Pacific Health. Among those included on the list this year is Dr. Cass Nakasone, an orthopedic surgeon based at Straub Medical Center, who is featured on the cover.

05/31/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
YouTube Phenomenon Ryan’s World Teams up with Starlight Children’s Foundation to Deliver Smiles to Kids at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

Starlight Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to delivering happiness to kids in hospitals, partnered with Ryan’s World to donate and personally deliver toys and games to pediatric patients at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. The 10-year-old YouTuber and his parents visited some patients in the hospital’s playroom and classroom, engaging them with coloring and play activities and distributing Starlight backpacks filled with Ryan’s World toys and games.

05/24/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Blessing Held for New Emergency Department at Wilcox Medical Center

State and county leaders joined Wilcox Medical Center staff and community members today to celebrate the blessing of the facility’s new Emergency Department (ED). The new space features two trauma resuscitation suites and several specialized care rooms. Wilcox is Kauai’s only Level III Trauma Center and the first in Hawaii to be verified by the American College of Surgeons.

05/20/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Wilcox Health Café to Serve Meatless Menu Every Monday Beginning May 23

In an effort to create a healthier Hawaii and increase use of local produce, the Wilcox Health Café will institute “Meatless Mondays” starting May 23, 2022. Meals will feature locally grown produce sourced from across the state.

05/09/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Matt Sasaki Joins Hawaii Pacific Health as Vice President of Hawaii Health Partners

Matt Sasaki has been named vice president of Hawaii Health Partners (HHP), the physician-led accountable care organization of Hawaii Pacific Health. An experienced health care management professional with a multi-faceted background, Sasaki will support HHP’s efforts to transform health care in Hawaii.

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