News & Current Events

02/16/2021   Hawaii Pacific Health
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children Welcomes New Chief Canine Officer Ruby

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children's new Chief Canine Officer Ruby is a two-year-old Labrador Retriever who serves as a full-time Hospital Facility Dog for the medical center. Trained and donated by Assistance Dogs of Hawaii, Ruby works with pediatric patients, families and staff at the medical center.

01/14/2021   Hawaii Pacific Health
Kapiolani Medical Center and Hawaii Nurses Association Reach Agreement on New Nurses Contract

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and the Hawaii Nurses Association (HNA) reached a tentative agreement last night on a new three-year contract that covers approximately 725 nurses at Kapiolani. Nurses will vote on whether to ratify the tentative agreement on January 20-21, 2021.

01/11/2021   Hawaii Pacific Health
Wilcox Medical Center Rolls Out Covid-19 Vaccine To Kauai Community

In conjunction with the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, Wilcox Medical Center will begin administering the Pfizer vaccine to adults on Kauai ages 75 and older starting Friday, Jan 15. The vaccine clinics will be open to patients of Wilcox Medical Center and Kauai Medical Clinic, as well as the general public.

10/17/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Named Trusted Testing Partner for Interisland Travel

Hawaii Pacific Health has been named a trusted testing partner for the State of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program and will now be providing COVID-19 travel screenings for interisland travel in partnership with Clinical Labs of Hawaii at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children on Oahu and Wilcox Medical Center on Kauai, with more sites to be available soon, including Clinical Labs of Hawaii locations statewide.

09/11/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Virtual Connections Create a Record Response for Kapiolani's 2020 Radiothon for Kids

A record $427,575 in donations for the 2020 Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids showed how much the community is pulling closer together this year to support Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Held virtually for the first time in the event's 14-year history due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event included one of the largest participant pools ever with the commitment of iHeartRadio, KSSK 92.3 radio personalities, sponsors, online phone bank teams, Kapiolani patient families and staff members taking donor calls.

08/11/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Launches COVID-19 Hotline for Employers

The Hawaii Pacific Health COVID-19 Employer Hotline is available to provide employers and business owners with access to physician experts for guidance on handling COVID-19 workplace exposures. It is a resource for Hawaii employers who have questions about how to manage workplace situations related to COVID-19, including what to do if an employee tests positive and how to manage exposures in the workplace.

08/08/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Kapiolani Medical Center For Women & Childrens Playroom Transformed To Panda Cares Center Of Hope

Panda Express selected Kapiolani to be one of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to have a Panda Cares Center of Hope, a specialized center dedicated to promote healing and inspire hope through specially curated programs.

06/18/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Pali Momi and Straub Medical Centers Earn Healthgrades 2020 Outstanding Patient Experience Awards

Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center have achieved the Healthgrades 2020 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This distinction recognizes Pali Momi and Straub as being among the top hospitals nationwide for patient experience according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

04/30/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Offers Employees Free COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Hawaii Pacific Health President and CEO Ray Vara announced that the company would offer the coronavirus antibody testing through Clinical Labs of Hawaii at no cost to its 7,200 employees to better understand what level of infection exists in the local population. The test will be available to employees beginning May 1.

02/18/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Kapiolani Patient Haumea Friel Named Hawaii's 2020 Children's Miracle Network Champion

Haumea Friel, a 5-year-old Kapiolani patient, will share her message of courage and strength as the 2020 Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Champion for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Friel was introduced as Hawaii's Champion in front of hundreds of supporters from across the state at the inaugural CMN Partner Celebration.

02/13/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Straub Medical Center is Only Hospital in Hawaii Recognized as One of America's 250 Best by Healthgrades

Straub Medical Center has achieved the Healthgrades 2020 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™, placing it in the top 5% of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades. Straub is the only hospital in Hawaii to be recognized as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals in 2020.

02/12/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Accepting Applications for 2020 Health Careers Summer Internship

Hawaii Pacific Health is now accepting applications for its 2020 Health Careers Summer Internship program. This unique paid internship program offers students a rare opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the health care industry, learn more about general operations within a hospital system and explore a variety of different health care professions. The six-week paid internship program runs June 22-July 31, 2020, on Oahu and June 15-July 24, 2020, on Kauai. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 6, 2020.

01/28/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Barry M. and Virginia S. Weinman Expand Cancer Care Research and Clinical Trials at Straub Medical Center with Historic $1 Million Gift

Straub Medical Center will further develop its cancer care research and clinical trials with a $1 million gift from Barry M. and Virginia S. Weinman. This gift is the most significant donation to cancer care at Straub in the history of the medical center, and will help expand local clinical trials at Straub while improving access for more cancer patients in Hawaii to receive experimental treatment.

12/30/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
Kauai Medical Clinic's Eleele Location Earns National Recognition for Commitment to Improve High Blood Pressure

The clinic was one of just 542 physician practices and health systems to be recognized for achieving blood pressure control rates of 70% or more in their adult patient population with high blood pressure.

12/26/2019   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Receives National Award for Health Information Technology

Hawaii Pacific Health has once again been named a recipient of the HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding achievement by organizations who have utilized health information technology, process improvement and organizational culture to substantially improve clinical outcomes and drive operational and financial value. HPH is the first three-time winner of the Davies Enterprise Award of Excellence since the program’s inception in 1994.

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