News & Current Events
Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Help Advance Imaging Technology at Wilcox Medical Center with $1.8 Million Donation
Wilcox Medical Center is embarking on a project to upgrade and advance one of its two computed tomography (CT) machines made possible, in large part, to the generosity of Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg. The couple donated $1.8 million to help the medical center reach its $4 million goal to fund the project.
Wilcox Medical Center Hosts Hundreds for the Return of Keiki Bike & Skateboard Safety Day
More than 300 families and community members attended the 2022 Keiki Bike & Skateboard Safety Day at Wilcox Medical Center. Activities included a helmet fit station, bike and skateboard skills enhancement courses, safety inspection stations and giveaways of helmets, bicycles and skateboards.
Kids, Families Invited to Wilcox Medical Center Aug. 13 for the Return of Keiki Bike & Skateboard Safety Day
Keiki Bike & Skateboard Safety Day returns to Wilcox Medical Center Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Held in partnership with several community organizations, the event will feature a number of educational, hands-on activities.
Ukrainian Medical Professionals Visit Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Centers
Five medical professionals from Ukraine will spend five days learning, training and collaborating with Hawaii doctors, nurses and other health care experts about treatment and rehabilitation of war injuries.
Healthgrades Names Pali Momi Medical Center Among the Top 10% of U.S. Hospitals for Outstanding Patient Experience
Pali Momi Medical Center has achieved the Healthgrades 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. The medical center has received the national honor for four years in a row.
Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Centers Nationally Recognized for Their Commitment to Providing High-Quality Cardiovascular Care
Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center and Wilcox Medical Center have received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke quality achievement award.
Family Medicine Physician Dr. Daniel Muench Joins Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group, Straub Kahala Clinic
Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group welcomes Dr. Daniel Muench to Straub Medical Center – Kahala Clinic & Urgent Care. A family medicine physician, Muench attends to a broad spectrum of medical conditions in order to help address the health care needs of patients of all ages in the community.
Hawaii Pacific Health Welcomes Pulmonologists Dr. Ronson Sato and Dr. Sheri Shimizu-Saito
Two local physicians have joined the Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group. Drs. Ronson Sato and Sheri Shimizu-Saito are both graduates of Iolani School and the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), and each brings more than a decade of experience to the Department of Pulmonology at Straub Medical Center.
Dr. Shilpa Patel Named Chief Quality Officer of Hawaii Pacific Health
Dr. Shilpa Patel has been named chief quality officer of Hawaii Pacific Health. Patel brings a wealth of clinical, administrative and educational leadership experience to the position.
Children Younger Than 5 Years Among the Hundreds of Kids Who Received the COVID-19 Vaccine at Hawaii Pacific Health Facilities
The first doses of Pfizer’s three-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than age 5 were administered during two large-scale public clinics at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and Kauai Medical Clinic.
Hawaii Pacific Health Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts for Children Aged 6 Months Through 4 Years
Ten children ranging in ages from 14 months to 4 years received their first doses of the three-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than age 5 today at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.
Hawaii Pacific Health to Offer Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Younger Than Age 5 Starting June 25
Hawaii Pacific Health will begin offering Pfizer’s three-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 4 years at vaccination clinics on Oahu and Kauai. Parents can now sign up online for the appointment-only time slots.
Hawaii Pacific Health Doctors Rank as HONOLULU Magazine’s Top Doctors
The June 2022 issue of HONOLULU Magazine features its annual list of Top Doctors in the state. This year’s list includes more than 200 doctors affiliated with Hawaii Pacific Health. Among those included on the list this year is Dr. Cass Nakasone, an orthopedic surgeon based at Straub Medical Center, who is featured on the cover.
YouTube Phenomenon Ryan’s World Teams up with Starlight Children’s Foundation to Deliver Smiles to Kids at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
Starlight Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to delivering happiness to kids in hospitals, partnered with Ryan’s World to donate and personally deliver toys and games to pediatric patients at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. The 10-year-old YouTuber and his parents visited some patients in the hospital’s playroom and classroom, engaging them with coloring and play activities and distributing Starlight backpacks filled with Ryan’s World toys and games.
Blessing Held for New Emergency Department at Wilcox Medical Center
State and county leaders joined Wilcox Medical Center staff and community members today to celebrate the blessing of the facility’s new Emergency Department (ED). The new space features two trauma resuscitation suites and several specialized care rooms. Wilcox is Kauai’s only Level III Trauma Center and the first in Hawaii to be verified by the American College of Surgeons.