News & Current Events
Hawaii Pacific Health is the new title sponsor of the Great Aloha Run beginning in 2018. The Hawaii Pacific Health 34th Annual Great Aloha Run will kick off Presidents’ Day weekend 2018 with four days of events including the three-day Sports, Health & Fitness Expo, the Silver Streaks Sunrise Walk and the 8.15-mile race on President’s Day, February 19, 2018.
Dr. David Rovinsky, orthopedic surgeon with the Wilcox Bone & Joint Center at Kauai Medical Clinic, now offers the bi-cruciate sparing total knee replacement procedure. This is the first artificial knee implant that reportedly acts and feels like a “normal” knee.
Wilcox Health celebrates its 10th annual Kids Summer Fest to promote safe and healthy summer fun for Kauai keiki and their families on Saturday, June 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kauai Marriot Resort. The annual event features interactive health and wellness activities, free sports physicals for children ages 5 to 18 (first-come, first-served), and free giveaways of bicycles, helmets and other great prizes.
The University of Hawaii Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health is donating $100,000 to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, in conjunction with the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine faculty practice, University Health Partners of Hawaii, in support of women's services at Kapiolani. Three sleep rooms reserved for OB-GYN residents and physicians who need rest during long shifts, especially those working late nights and early mornings, will be named in honor of the donation.
Pali Momi, Straub and Wilcox Medical Centers Receive 'A' for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Pali Momi, Straub and Wilcox Medical Centers were among the 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for their commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients in the newest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.
Wilcox Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This distinction recognizes Wilcox Medical Center among the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide based on patient experience surveys.
Healthgrades Recognizes Straub Medical Center for Achievements in Patient Safety and Patient Experience
Straub Medical Center has been recognized for two distinctions in quality excellence from Healthgrades: the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Straub is one of only 26 hospitals in the nation to receive both the Patient Safety Excellence Award and the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for three consecutive years (2015-2017).
Wilcox Medical Center is partnering with several community organizations to present the 2017 Kauai Keiki Bike & Safety Day, a free safety education event for kids and families on Saturday, May 6, at Wilcox Medical Center that will feature bicycle and skateboard skills enhancement courses, a helmet fit station where Wilcox will be fitting and giving away free dual certified helmets for keiki, and drawings for a new bike and skateboard.
Hawaii’s Credit Unions created a fundraising initiative in 2013 named “5 in 5” that represented a five-year goal to raise $500,000 for the Campaign for Hawaii’s Children in support of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Now less than four years later, Hawaii’s Credit Unions have surpassed the goal and recently presented Kapiolani with a check for $536,444.
Sports Medicine Symposium 2017 on Saturday, May 20, will feature Hawaii Pacific Health physicians discussing a wide range of topics, including adolescent back injury, management of high ankle sprains, vestibular rehabilitation and back to play evaluation protocols, sports nutrition, and how to improve communication on and off the field.
Straub Medical Center has been designated by HMSA as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Cardiac Care and Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries, both of which are part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community.
Wilcox Medical Center is the only Hawaii-based hospital named among the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S. for 2017 as researched and determined by the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
Straub Joins Forces with More Than 500 Organizations to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Nationwide
Straub Medical Center recently made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the “80% by 2018” initiative led by the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC). More than 500 organizations have committed to substantially reducing colorectal cancer as a major public health problem, and are working toward the shared goal of 80 percent of adults ages 50 and older being regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Wilcox Health has welcomed a new addition to its family – its first mobile health application called Hapai that helps mom and baby stay healthy during and after pregnancy. The free app features weekly updates so that mothers can track their baby’s development in real-time and learn about their own, unique pregnancy, as well as helpful tools, tips and resources to guide them through their pregnancy and prepare for baby’s arrival.
Hawaii Pacific Health was recently named a recipient of the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in health information technology. Established in 1994, the Davies Awards program promotes electronic health record-enabled improvement in patient outcomes through sharing of case studies and lessons learned across a wide range of efforts.