News & Current Events

03/01/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
Dr. Russell Woo Named Hawaii Pacific Health’s First Chief Academic Officer

Pediatric surgeon Dr. Russell Woo has been named Hawaii Pacific Health’s first chief academic officer. In this new position, Dr. Woo will work to ensure the future of clinical excellence for Hawaii patients in conjunction with University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).

02/14/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
New Procedures, Distinctions at Hawaii Pacific Health Heart Centers

In a single year, Hawaii Pacific Health medical teams performed nearly 54,000 cardiac procedures and tests, and now HPH’s medical centers are expanding services for patients of all ages with innovative new procedures and the latest technologies.

01/17/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
Star-Advertiser Column: Mandatory Staff Ratios not Nursing Answer

Fixed staffing ratios remove hospitals’ ability to remain agile and are an oversimplified answer to a highly complex issue.

12/13/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Wilcox Health Launches New Online Self-Scheduling Portal for Kauai Urgent Care in Lihue

Planning a visit to Kauai Urgent Care is now easier. A new online self-scheduling portal allows patients to secure a time slot up to 24 hours in advance at Kauai Urgent Care.

11/09/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
17th Annual Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids Shatters Records With $820,130 Raised for Care of Hawaii Kids

2023 was a banner year for the Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids. The signature two-day fundraiser for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children began with the largest single donation in Radiothon history and ended with a stunning new record total, thanks to passionate donors and community partners.

10/24/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Employees Donate More Than $1 Million to Support Care for Hawaii Communities

For the seventh-straight year, Hawaii Pacific Health employees banded together to give more than $1 million as part of the annual Employee Giving Campaign, including more than $100,000 that will go to Maui wildfire recovery efforts.

10/04/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Partners with University of Hawaii Cancer Center to Launch New Cell Therapy for Cancer Patients in Hawaii

Hawaii Pacific Health is embarking on a new cancer treatment by introducing Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T-cell therapy) to Hawaii in partnership with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.

09/22/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
$100,000 Grant Awarded to Support Pediatric Cancer Care at Kapiolani During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Pediatric cancer care at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children received a $100,000 boost during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, thanks to Hyundai Hope On Wheels (HHOW). Since 2009, HHOW has donated $965,000 to Kapiolani toward the treatment of pediatric cancer patients.

09/18/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Earns Prestigious Systemwide Accreditation for Cancer Care

Hawaii Pacific Health is the first system in the state to earn a prestigious accreditation for the cancer care it provides to patients across Hawaii. HPH is now recognized as an Integrated Network Cancer Program (INCP) from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).

09/01/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Panda Express Raises $439,077 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

Panda Cares, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express, raised $439,077 in 2022 for programs and services at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital.

08/23/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Racing Event Raises $6,000 For Women’s Center at Wilcox Medical Center

The Garden Isle Racing Association made a pit stop at Wilcox Medical Center to present a donation of $6,000. The money was raised at a recent Ladies Night drag racing event at Kauai Raceway Park and, in line with the theme, will support the Women’s Center at Wilcox.

08/21/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Straub Burn Unit Featured in The New York Times for Response to Maui Fires

Straub Medical Center's Burn Unit was the focus of a lead story in The New York Times' Aug. 15 online issue for the Honolulu burn unit's valiant efforts caring for the most severely wounded survivors of the Maui wildfires.

07/27/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Wilcox Medical Center Adds New Advanced CT Scanner

Wilcox Medical Center receives new CT scanner expanding imaging services for Kauai patients.

07/24/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Annual Keiki Bike Safety Day Returns to Wilcox Medical Center

About 200 children came to the annual Keiki Bike Safety Day at Wilcox Medical Center. The free event was organized in partnership with several community partners.

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