News & Current Events
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.
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children celebrated a milestone that has been years in the making as its Medical Surgical Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently completed their moves into the new Diamond Head Tower.
Hawaii Pacific Health is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Student Research Program, and eight-week undergraduate program that runs June 19-Aug. 11, 2017, and provides hands-on experience for college students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Pluto made a special appearance at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children to bring some Disney magic and holiday cheer to pediatric patients, families and staff.
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children has promoted Joel Emperador, RN, MSN, CCRN, from director to vice president of hospital operations.
More than 200 kids ages 6 to 17 joined Kidz for a Cause for its ThinkTank 2016 FUNraising campaign and raised $300,540 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Hawaii-based organization is run by kids and combines positivity, talent, and energy to spearhead unique fundraisers benefiting keiki in our community.
The JN Group capped off a successful “Drive for the Cure” breast cancer awareness campaign by presenting a check for $20,000 to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in support of women's breast health services and programs.