News & Current Events
The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation Donates $4 Million for Innovative Heart Care at Straub Medical Center
Representatives from The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation, Straub Medical Center and Hawaii Pacific Health recently gathered for a check presentation ceremony and sign unveiling for the new Clarence T. C. Ching Heart Center at Straub Medical Center. The Foundation's $4 million gift, the largest gift ever received by Straub, will fund the future renovation and expansion of two catheterization surgical suites, which are part of a $24 million overall renovation of Straub's Heart Center.
Hawaii Walmart and Sam's Club Stores Raise $276,831 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
Helping kids live better really matters for Walmart and Sam's Club associates, customers and members in Hawaii who in just six weeks raised $276,831 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. The Hawaii campaign results are a 19 percent increase from last year and come when the national campaign reaches a major milestone mark. Walmart and Sam’s Clubs across the country and Canada have now cumulatively raised more than $1 billion for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since the fundraising effort began in 1987.
Hawaii Pacific Health employees showed their giving power by donating their own money to help patients and patient families by raising a record $1,070,115 for the 2018 Employee Giving Campaign. This is the second straight year that Hawaii Pacific Health has surpassed the $1 million mark. The total raised was collected over a one-month period through personal gifts and pledges by more than 4,000 staff members.
Festive Finish for the Ko Olina Children's Festival as Community Raises $65,000 for Kapiolani Medical Center
The 5th annual Ko Olina Children's Festival was one big fiesta benefiting Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. More than 2,000 people attended, and contributions from the Ko Olina Resort Association along with 100 percent of proceeds from ticket sales resulted in a $65,000 donation presented to Kapiolani, which is the highest amount raised in the event’s five-year history. Over the past five years, a total of $275,000 has been raised by the Ko Olina Children’s Festival for Kapiolani to help support Hawaii’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital.
The 2018 Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids, a benefit for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in partnership with KSSK 92.3 FM/AM 590, raised a total of $289,334.18 during the two-day radio broadcast. It is the highest amount ever raised in the 12-year history of the event, with funds supporting the medical center's Miracle Moments Wish List of items that support everyday needs for patients.
9-Year-Old Kapiolani Patient Kayle Osai Named Hawaii's 2018 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children announced 9-year-old Kayle Osai as Kapiolani’s and Hawaii’s 2018 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion at a launch party held at the medical center for staff and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals corporate partners. Kayle will serve as Kapiolani's and Hawaii's ambassador for 2018, sharing his story with patients, families and the community.
Kapiolani Medical Center and Levine Children's Hospital in North Carolina Unveil Discharge Trains for Pediatric Patients Donated by Maui Resident
Pediatric patients at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, now have miniature trains to ride in when leaving the hospital thanks to a donation from Maui resident Bob Douglas who thought children deserved a special sendoff to celebrate their road to recovery on their way home. Unfortunately, the 82-year-old from Maui was not able to see his dream come true as he died of cancer two months before the scheduled launch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hawaii’s Credit Unions created a fundraising initiative in 2013 named “5 in 5” that represented a five-year goal to raise $500,000 for the Campaign for Hawaii’s Children in support of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Now less than four years later, Hawaii’s Credit Unions have surpassed the goal and recently presented Kapiolani with a check for $536,444.
Oahu IHOP restaurants will celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 7, by offering each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes. This annual family-friendly tradition aims to raise needed funds and awareness for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawaii’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.