The leader in health care for the people of Central and West Oahu.
In the early 1980s, Dr. Joseph “Joe” Nishimoto returned to Hawaii from the mainland to practice medicine in Aiea and Pearl City.
As the community grew, he envisioned a local, state-of-the-art hospital so Leeward families would not have to drive into town for medical care. The road to achieving that vision spanned eight years and took the efforts of many.
Pali Momi opened on July 31, 1989. Since its opening, the hospital has delivered many medical firsts for Central and West Oahu, including:
- The first interventional cardiac catheterization units to detect and treat heart disease
- First retina center in Hawaii
- Minimally invasive surgical technology featuring the da Vinci robot-aided system
- A comprehensive women’s center
- A complete bariatric surgery program
- The most advanced diagnostic imaging technology available
- A comprehensive cancer center for more accessible care
Today, Pali Momi continues to provide award-winning care to thousands of patients each year. Pali Momi has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for its stroke care program. The Bariatric Surgery Program offers complete patient care, lifestyle transition and support, and has received Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and is recognized as a Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
With more than 1,200 employees and 400 physicians, Pali Momi is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit organization that certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States.
View our At a Glance fact sheet for additional information about Pali Momi Medical Center.
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Hawaii Pacific Health and its member hospitals honor the Hawaiian language and its use of diacritical marks, the glottal stop and the macron (okina and kahako). While we use these marks in our communication materials, we have omitted them in our online platforms as they are often limited in their ability to display these marks.
To determine when diacritical marks should be used, refer to Hawaiian Dictionary and Place Names of Hawaii, published by UH Press.