News & Current Events
Hawaii Pacific Health recognized 76 outstanding students for participating in its 2016 Health Careers Summer Internship Program at a special closing ceremony at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children August 5. The 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.
Straub Medical Center, a member of the Hawaii Pacific Health hospital network, has been recognized as the only hospital in Hawaii and one of only 102 acute care hospitals nationwide to receive a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Only two percent of the 4,200 acute care hospitals nationwide received this rating.
American Savings Bank Employees Raise More Than $70,000 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
American Savings Bank employees raised $72,641 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children through their annual employee giving campaign, Kahiau. The funds will support the hospital’s Child Life Services program, which provides various services for pediatric patients to help them cope positively with their illness and hospitalization.
Straub Medical Center and Community Organizations Partner to Provide Free Diabetes Educational Program
Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive lineman Kendall Simmons will share his personal journey with type 2 diabetes at a special public event on Saturday, July 30, to celebrate the culmination of the 2016 Diabetes Care for Life Program, an eight-week diabetes self-management program facilitated by Straub Medical Center.
Dairy Queen® locations serve Blizzard® Treats during 11th Annual Miracle Treat Day to benefit Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
Nothing can stop teens from attending their first prom – except maybe an illness that lands them in the hospital. For the past four years, the staff and volunteers at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children have done the seemingly impossible and brought the prom to their patients, not only to extend the care they provide to patients every day, but to create a fun, comfortable and safe environment for patients to have an unforgettable experience.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the China Uemura Wahine Surfing Classic brings together female surfers of all ages on June 4 and 5 at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki for a friendly surf competition that also supports a good cause. Since the event’s inception in 1996, proceeds from this annual event are donated to the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC), a program of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.
Wilcox Memorial Hospital Partners With American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Hawaii Division to Educate Kauai Students About Stroke Awareness
May is National Stroke Awareness Month and learning the signs of a stroke and the action to take can help save lives. That’s why Wilcox Memorial Hospital has partnered with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Hawaii Division to educate Kauai students on how to spot a stroke and save a life.
Wilcox Memorial Hospital presents Kids Summer Fest, a free health education event for kids and families, on Saturday, June 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort in Lῑhu‘e.
Straub Clinic & Hospital was recently recognized as the only hospital in the state of Hawaii to have achieved straight A’s since 2013 in the Hospital Safety Scores, an initiative of The Leapfrog Group that assigns letter grades to more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals, assessing medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
Ticket sales from the third annual Ko Olina Children's Film & Music Festival held April 30 and contributions from the Ko Olina Resort Association resulted in a $55,000 donation to Kapiolani Medical Center.
Wilcox Memorial Hospital is partnering with several community organizations to present the 2016 Kauai Keiki Bike & Safety Day, a free safety education event for kids and families. It will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
Live life from a place of [respect], prevent sexual violence, join the movement. These messages are part of the [respect] campaign, a call to action by the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) that promotes positive steps youth and young adults can take to prevent sexual violence, such as engaging in healthy communication, seeking consent and intervening as concerned bystanders.
Nan, Inc. has presented $1 million to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in support of the hospital’s expansion plans. In recognition of the company’s generosity, the auditorium in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Building will be named the Nan, Inc. Auditorium.