News & Current Events
Nothing can stop teens from attending their first prom – except maybe an illness that lands them in the hospital. For the past four years, the staff and volunteers at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children have done the seemingly impossible and brought the prom to their patients, not only to extend the care they provide to patients every day, but to create a fun, comfortable and safe environment for patients to have an unforgettable experience.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the China Uemura Wahine Surfing Classic brings together female surfers of all ages on June 4 and 5 at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki for a friendly surf competition that also supports a good cause. Since the event’s inception in 1996, proceeds from this annual event are donated to the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC), a program of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.
Wilcox Memorial Hospital Partners With American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Hawaii Division to Educate Kauai Students About Stroke Awareness
May is National Stroke Awareness Month and learning the signs of a stroke and the action to take can help save lives. That’s why Wilcox Memorial Hospital has partnered with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Hawaii Division to educate Kauai students on how to spot a stroke and save a life.
Wilcox Memorial Hospital presents Kids Summer Fest, a free health education event for kids and families, on Saturday, June 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort in Lῑhu‘e.
Straub Clinic & Hospital was recently recognized as the only hospital in the state of Hawaii to have achieved straight A’s since 2013 in the Hospital Safety Scores, an initiative of The Leapfrog Group that assigns letter grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals, assessing medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
Ticket sales from the third annual Ko Olina Children's Film & Music Festival held April 30 and contributions from the Ko Olina Resort Association resulted in a $55,000 donation to Kapiolani Medical Center.
Wilcox Memorial Hospital is partnering with several community organizations to present the 2016 Kauai Keiki Bike & Safety Day, a free safety education event for kids and families. It will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
Live life from a place of [respect], prevent sexual violence, join the movement. These messages are part of the [respect] campaign, a call to action by the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) that promotes positive steps youth and young adults can take to prevent sexual violence, such as engaging in healthy communication, seeking consent and intervening as concerned bystanders.
Nan, Inc. has presented $1 million to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in support of the hospital’s expansion plans. In recognition of the company’s generosity, the auditorium in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Building will be named the Nan, Inc. Auditorium.
Appreciating the gift of a second chance at life is what Julie Kobayashi cherishes each day. This is the message she will share with pediatric patients, their families and the community in her role as the 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Hawaii Champion.
Wilcox Health recently unveiled the newly-expanded Bone & Joint Center at Kauai Medical Clinic to offer the only comprehensive orthopedic center on Kauai.
Pali Momi Medical Center has announced the addition of Dr. Helen Hui-Chou, plastic surgeon, to its medical staff.
The 39th Annual Hawaii Pacific Health Women’s 10K will be held on Sunday, March 6, at 7 a.m. at Kapiolani Park. The 6.2-mile race begins at Kapiolani Park, goes through Diamond Head and Kahala and returns to the park for an awards ceremony at 8:45 a.m.
Oahu IHOP restaurants will celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 8, and offer each guest a free short stack of their 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.