News & Current Events
Wilcox Medical Center unveiled its new simulation lab that features high-tech manikins to play the role of patients in various medical scenarios for nurse education and training. The only training facility of its kind on Kauai, the lab will allow Wilcox nurses to practice comprehensive clinical situations in a realistic and risk-free environment.
The new Hawaii Pacific Health Cancer Center at Pali Momi Medical Center opened with a blessing ceremony and grand opening event attended by physicians and staff, community and construction partners, and government leaders. The 24,000-square-foot center will provide comprehensive and coordinated cancer care, including diagnosis, treatment and support services, in one convenient and centralized location for Central and West Oahu residents.
Wilcox Medical Center now offers knee replacement surgery using the latest technology for robotics-assisted surgery. The leading-edge, robotics-assisted platform used by orthopedic surgeons with the Wilcox Bone & Joint Center is designed to deliver accurate and precise results for patients, which is crucial to the long-term success of knee replacement procedures.
Hawaii Pacific Health employees generously donated their own money to help patients and their families, raising $1,057,128 for the 2017 Hawaii Pacific Health Employee Giving Campaign. The record amount surpassed the campaign’s $1 million goal, and was raised over a one-month period through personal gifts and pledges by more than 4,100 staff members.
Hawaii Pacific Health Recognized by Hawaii State Legislature for Excellence in Health Information Technology
As part of National Health IT Week, the Hawaii-Alaska Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), hosted a special Hawaii Health IT Day at the Hawaii State Capitol, which included a ceremony honoring Hawaii Pacific Health as the most recent recipient of the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award, a national award that recognizes outstanding achievement in health information technology.
Ticket sales and contributions from the Ko Olina Resort Association resulted in a $55,000 donation to Kapiolani at the fourth annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival, a benefit event held Saturday, Sept. 23. Over the past four years, a total of $210,000 has been raised by the Ko Olina Children’s Festival for Kapiolani to help care for the children of Hawaii.
Coming off a record year, Radiothon for Kids exceeded it’s 2017 goal by raising $227,345.17 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children over a two-day live broadcast on KSSK. More than 1,200 individual gifts from sponsors, community members and KSSK listeners led to the success of this annual fundraiser for Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
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.