News & Current Events
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.
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.
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.
Wilcox Family Members Donate $125,000 to Wilcox Medical Center in Honor of Namesake and Hospital Founder
As part of Wilcox Medical Center’s 80th anniversary celebration, descendants of its founder George Norton (G.N.) Wilcox are donating $125,000 in his honor. Wilcox family members – who include Kelley Carswell and family, Dr. Richard Goodale and family, David Pratt with sons Sam and Bill Pratt, and Kathy Richardson and family – are using this milestone anniversary to embark on a campaign to raise funds to upgrade the medical center’s Emergency Department and expand its trauma services for the Kauai community.
As part of the continued build-out of the Diamond Head Tower, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children opens its new Kobayashi & Kosasa Family Dining Room to the public on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Located on the second floor, the new space features a 9,000-square-foot kitchen and 14,000-square-foot dining room that is three times the size of the existing cafeteria. In addition to seven new serving areas -- Pizza, Grab & Go, Salad Bar, Entrée, Grill, Deli Bar and Action Station -- it also features a full-service licensed Starbucks.
The Backstreet Boys Surprise Super Fan and Pediatric Cancer Patient at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
The Backstreet Boys demonstrated the shape of their hearts along with their aloha spirit during a surprise visit to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Group members Nick Carter and Brian Littrell stopped by Kapiolani right before their Nov. 5 concert at the Blaisdell Arena to visit with patients and staff, and to surprise pediatric cancer patient Jordan Ilae for her end-of-chemotherapy celebration.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels Presents Kapiolani with $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award Grant to Support Pediatric Cancer Research
Hyundai Hope On Wheels®(HHOW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by Hyundai and its U.S. dealers, presented Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children with a $100,000 Hyundai Impact Award Grant to continue its long-standing fight against pediatric cancer. Kapiolani is one of 77 recipients receiving a combined $16 million in new grants this year to develop innovative approaches to finding a cure for the disease.
In its 13th year, the 2019 Kapiolani Radiothon for Kids raised a remarkable $300,138 in two days. For 28 hours on-air, radio listeners tuned in to KSSK 92.3FM/AM 590 to hear inspiring stories about how Kapiolani cares for some of the most medically fragile children and their families. Kapiolani has partnered with KSSK since 2006 to take to the airwaves with live broadcasts that bring awareness and funding to programs and services for pediatric medicine. The 2019 results bring the overall total amount raised to $2 million in the event’s history.
Wilcox Medical Center Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Launch of New Emergency Department Fundraising Campaign
As part of its 80th anniversary celebration, Wilcox Medical Center has embarked on a campaign to raise funds to upgrade its Emergency Department and expand its trauma services for the Kauai community. Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, who have a home on Kauai, have made a generous donation to renovate multiple rooms of the Emergency Department. They are among a number of contributors who together have gifted nearly $1 million to the campaign.
JN Group Has a Big Heart for Cardiac Kids Giving $20,000 to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
JN Group, Inc. presented a $20,000 gift to Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children in support of the medical center's pediatric heart care program. The donation was made up of a portion of sales during JN Group’s “Drive for Heart Care” campaign.
Kapiolani Patient and Cancer Survivor Lily Lyman Named Hawaii's 2019 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champion
Lily Lyman, a 13-year-old Kapiolani patient and cancer survivor who is a student at Le Jardin Academy, was recognized at an assembly hosted at her school as Hawaii’s 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) Champion. Lily will serve as the CMN ambassador for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, joining other CMN Hospitals Champions nationwide who will share their stories throughout the year to help illustrate why children’s hospitals need local charitable support.
Super Finish for the Ko Olina Children's Festival as Community Raises $65,000 for Kapiolani Medical Center
The sixth annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival drew more than 2,000 people with proceeds totaling $65,000 and benefiting Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Funds from this annual festival support Kapiolani’s efforts to provide health care services and specialized programs for women and children regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Over the past six years, a total of $340,000 has been raised by the Ko Olina Children’s Festival to benefit Kapiolani.
Get Your Pancakes for IHOP's Free Pancake Day to Support Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
Hawaii IHOP restaurants will celebrate Free Pancake Day® on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 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.
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.