News & Current Events
Healthgrades Recognizes Straub Medical Center for Achievements in Patient Safety and Patient Experience
Straub Medical Center has been recognized for two distinctions in quality excellence from Healthgrades: the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Straub is one of only 26 hospitals in the nation to receive both the Patient Safety Excellence Award and the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for three consecutive years (2015-2017).
Wilcox Medical Center is partnering with several community organizations to present the 2017 Kauai Keiki Bike & Safety Day, a free safety education event for kids and families on Saturday, May 6, at Wilcox Medical Center that will feature bicycle and skateboard skills enhancement courses, a helmet fit station where Wilcox will be fitting and giving away free dual certified helmets for keiki, and drawings for a new bike and skateboard.
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.
Sports Medicine Symposium 2017 on Saturday, May 20, will feature Hawaii Pacific Health physicians discussing a wide range of topics, including adolescent back injury, management of high ankle sprains, vestibular rehabilitation and back to play evaluation protocols, sports nutrition, and how to improve communication on and off the field.
Straub Medical Center has been designated by HMSA as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Cardiac Care and Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries, both of which are part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community.
Wilcox Medical Center is the only Hawaii-based hospital named among the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S. for 2017 as researched and determined by the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
Straub Joins Forces with More Than 500 Organizations to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Nationwide
Straub Medical Center recently made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the “80% by 2018” initiative led by the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC). More than 500 organizations have committed to substantially reducing colorectal cancer as a major public health problem, and are working toward the shared goal of 80 percent of adults ages 50 and older being regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
Wilcox Health has welcomed a new addition to its family – its first mobile health application called Hapai that helps mom and baby stay healthy during and after pregnancy. The free app features weekly updates so that mothers can track their baby’s development in real-time and learn about their own, unique pregnancy, as well as helpful tools, tips and resources to guide them through their pregnancy and prepare for baby’s arrival.
Hawaii Pacific Health was recently named a recipient of the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in health information technology. Established in 1994, the Davies Awards program promotes electronic health record-enabled improvement in patient outcomes through sharing of case studies and lessons learned across a wide range of efforts.
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.
Hawaii Pacific Health is now accepting applications for its 2017 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.
Pali Momi Medical Center Donates Portable Defibrillators to the University of Hawaii Athletics Department
Pali Momi Medical Center has donated seven automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, to the University of Hawaii Athletics Department for use throughout its men’s and women’s programs.
Hawaii Pacific Health celebrates women in the community with the 40th Annual Hawaii Pacific Health Women’s 10K, to be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7 a.m. at Kapiolani Park. It is Hawaii’s first and only all-female sanctioned race that brings together women of all ages in an effort to create a healthier Hawaii.
“Cancer Care: From Keiki to Kupuna” will feature Hawaii Pacific Health physicians and other health professionals discussing the latest advances and current issues in cancer care that impact people of all ages.
Wilcox Medical Center joined with HMSA to donate $75,000 toward a new 3G simulation manikin for the Kauai Community College Nursing Program. The new manikin will help nursing students on Kauai begin their education by offering practical training in realistic situations.