Young Patients Enjoy Unforgettable Evening at Kapiolani's Annual Prom

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children hosts a special evening for pediatric patients unable to attend their own prom 04/28/2015

group of young patients posing for a group photo at an Unforgettable Evening event

Staff at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children transformed the hospital’s dining room into a masquerade-themed event space recently for the third annual Kapiolani Prom. Friends and family joined young patients for the special evening, which included a DJ, dancing, photos, food and much more.

For some of Kapiolani’s medically fragile patients, attending this high school rite of passage is an impossibility. Staff and volunteers at Kapiolani have been inspired each year to provide this opportunity to not only extend the care they provide to patients every day, but to also create a fun, comfortable and safe environment for patients to have an unforgettable experience.

Generous partners who donated their time and services to make the event possible this year included:

  • Steven Boyle Design – décor and florals
  • The Bella Project – dresses
  • Elite Parking Services – valet parking
  • Exquisite Entertainment – DJ services
  • Sodexo – food
  • Photo Play Hawaii – photo both
  • Shannon Sasaki Photography – prom portraits
  • Millie – candy bar
  • 24-7 Danceforce – dance performance
  • Make ‘em Smile – live musicians



About Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is well recognized as Hawaii’s leader in the care of women, infants and children. With 207 beds, the not-for-profit hospital is Hawaii’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. It delivers 6,000 babies a year, and is also a tertiary care, medical teaching and research facility. Specialty services for patients throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Region include intensive care for infants and children, 24-hour emergency pediatric care, maternal fetal medicine, and high-risk perinatal care. More than 1,500 employees and more than 630 physicians provide specialty care at Kapiolani. The hospital is home to Kapiolani Women’s Center and the Women’s Cancer Center - the state’s only dedicated breast health and gynecological cancer centers.  Kapiolani offers numerous community programs and services, such as the Kapiolani Child Protection Center and Sex Abuse Treatment Center. Kapiolani is an affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health, the state’s largest health care provider. Learn more at

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