News & Current Events
Wilcox Health Café to Serve Meatless Menu Every Monday Beginning May 23
In an effort to create a healthier Hawaii and increase use of local produce, the Wilcox Health Café will institute “Meatless Mondays” starting May 23, 2022. Meals will feature locally grown produce sourced from across the state.
Matt Sasaki Joins Hawaii Pacific Health as Vice President of Hawaii Health Partners
Matt Sasaki has been named vice president of Hawaii Health Partners (HHP), the physician-led accountable care organization of Hawaii Pacific Health. An experienced health care management professional with a multi-faceted background, Sasaki will support HHP’s efforts to transform health care in Hawaii.
Hawaii Pacific Health Honors Nearly 2,000 Health Care Heroes During Nurses Week
Hawaii Pacific Health and its medical centers and clinics are recognizing their nurses during National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6 through May 12, 2022.
Amy Thomas Named System Chief Nurse Executive for Hawaii Pacific Health
Amy Thomas, APRN, FNP, has been named system chief nurse executive for Hawaii Pacific Health. She will lead efforts to further nursing excellence within HPH medical centers and clinics in order to provide the highest quality care possible for the developing needs of the community.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Features Hawaii Pacific Health Nurses
In honor of National Nurses Week, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and The Garden Island newspapers published special Nurses Week inserts on Sunday, May 1, that featured Hawaii Pacific Health nurses from across our system.
Mathew Loughlin Named Vice President of Hospital Operations For Pali Momi Medical Center
Mathew Loughlin has been named vice president of hospital operations for Pali Momi Medical Center. He will be responsible for working with teams throughout the medical center to increase operational efficiencies and continue quality, cost-effective care initiatives addressing the health care needs of the Central and West Oahu communities.
Hawaii Pacific Health Nurses Spotlighted on the Cover of MidWeek
Midweek honors National Nurses Week by shining the spotlight on nurses from each of Hawaii Pacific Health’s medical centers.
Dr. Monty Downs and Dr. Roger Netzer Retire After 100 Years of Combined Service on Kauai
They both began their medical careers on Kauai in the 1970s. Now, Wilcox Health is celebrating two doctors who have cared for Garden Isle families for 100 years combined – Dr. Monty Downs and Dr. Roger Netzer.
Haumea Friel Named Hawaii’s First Children’s Miracle Network National Champion
Haumea Friel has been named a 2022 National Champion by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – a first for a child from Hawaii. The 7-year-old accepted the honor as part of Children’s Hospital Week celebrations in Orlando, Florida.
Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group Welcomes Dr. Paula Lee to Gynecologic Oncology Team
Dr. Paula Lee recently joined the Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Group as its newest gynecologic oncologist. In addition to her appointment with HPH, Lee will serve as professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Sex Abuse Treatment Center at Kapiolani Highlights New Online Resources for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC), a program of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, is observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) by offering the public several opportunities to learn more about issues surrounding consent, respecting boundaries and resources in place for survivors.
Kapiolani Patient Xander Cabales Named Hawaii’s 2022 Children’s Miracle Network Champion
Xander Cabales says his mission in life is to inspire others. The 15-year-old will do just that over the next year as he serves as the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Champion for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Xander accepted the prestigious role in front of Kapiolani staff members today at the medical center’s auditorium. He will share his courageous story throughout the coming year, inspiring countless CMN community partners and supporters committed to the health and well-being of Hawaii’s keiki.
2022 Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Women’s 10K & 5K Fun Run Underway Now Through May 22
Thousands of women will run, jog and walk around their neighborhoods for the 2022 Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Women’s 10K & 5K Fun Run. This year, the 44th running of the state’s premier race for women will honor a woman who blazed a trail for a healthier Hawaii – Martha B. Smith.
Hawaii Pacific Health Honors More Than 1,500 Health Care Heroes on National Doctors’ Day
Hawaii Pacific Health and its four medical centers – Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center and Wilcox Medical Center – recognized their physicians during Doctors’ Day events today. Each medical center honored its doctors with accolades from leadership and patients, lunch and a special gift for the more than 1,500 doctors who practice across the HPH system.
Moanalua Panda Express Ranks No. 1 in the Country in Raising Money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Its official store number is 1282, but the Panda Express at Moanalua Shopping Center is No. 1 with Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. The eatery raised $45,591 for Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawai‘i’s only CMN hospital, in 2021, which is more than any other location in the U.S. In total, 32 Hawai‘i Panda restaurants raised $394,455 for Kapi‘olani last year.