News & Current Events
Hawaii Pacific Health and its medical centers and clinics are recognizing their nurses during National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6 through May 12, 2022.
Amy Thomas, APRN, FNP, has been named system chief nurse executive for Hawaii Pacific Health. She will lead efforts to further nursing excellence within HPH medical centers and clinics in order to provide the highest quality care possible for the developing needs of the community.
In honor of National Nurses Week, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and The Garden Island newspapers published special Nurses Week inserts on Sunday, May 1, that featured Hawaii Pacific Health nurses from across our system.
Midweek honors National Nurses Week by shining the spotlight on nurses from each of Hawaii Pacific Health’s medical centers.
Thousands of women will run, jog and walk around their neighborhoods for the 2022 Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Women’s 10K & 5K Fun Run. This year, the 44th running of the state’s premier race for women will honor a woman who blazed a trail for a healthier Hawaii – Martha B. Smith.
Hawaii Pacific Health and its four medical centers – Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center and Wilcox Medical Center – recognized their physicians during Doctors’ Day events today. Each medical center honored its doctors with accolades from leadership and patients, lunch and a special gift for the more than 1,500 doctors who practice across the HPH system.
Straub Medical Center is the Only Hospital In Hawaii Named One of America’s 250 Best by Healthgrades
Straub Medical Center has been named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, placing it in the top 5% of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed by Healthgrades. This is the third year in a row (2020-2022) that Straub Medical Center is the only hospital in Hawaii to receive the America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™.
COVID-19 survivor Paul Greenslade and his wife, Karen, returned to Straub Medical Center nearly two years after his hospitalization for COVID-19 to reunite with the health care workers who helped save his life, and witness the unveiling of a new bench for the medical center's Healing Garden and a plaque commemorating Paul’s "second life." The bench was purchased through a donation made by the Greenslades to Straub in honor of the nurses, physicians and support staff who had cared for Paul.
Hawaii Pacific Health is accepting applications for its 2022-2023 Medical Assistant Program, a unique opportunity that gives high school seniors a hands-on introduction to a career in the health care field. Held in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Education, Hawaii Pacific Health’s groundbreaking education and training program prepares high school students for a career as a medical assistant through a combination of in-classroom instruction and clinical experience.
Straub Medical Center's multi-year redevelopment project for its future health care campus is highlighted in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Straub Medical Center, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, held a groundbreaking to officially kickoff a comprehensive, redevelopment project for its current campus. The project will create a health care campus of the future that will provide the space, tools and resources necessary to impact all aspects of patient health – prevention, treatment, access and affordability. When completed, the multi-year project will be nearly triple the existing size at 760,000 square feet and will be a state-of-the-art health care campus that will truly reflect the quality of care Straub is known to deliver.
Hawaii Pacific Health Partners with Honolulu Fire Department and Department of Health for Keiki Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
Hawaii Pacific Health, the Hawaii Department of Health and the Honolulu Fire Department are teaming up to allow parents to get their kids vaccinated from the comfort of their vehicle with upcoming drive-through vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 and their families on Oahu. The HPH Keiki Vax Squad Drive-Through clinics are scheduled on Nov. 13-14 at Aloha Stadium and Nov. 20-21 at Kapolei High School. The drive-through clinics will help make the vaccination process quick, convenient and kid-friendly.
Hawaii Pacific Health Employees Donate More Than $1 Million to Support Patient Care Through Annual Employee Giving Campaign
As part of the 2021 Hawaii Pacific Health Employee Giving Campaign, nearly 4,000 employees raised a total of $1,068,127 through generous donations of either gifts or pledges, which will go toward Hawaii Pacific Health medical programs and services that directly benefit the local community. This is the fifth straight year that employees have raised at least $1 million to support the organization’s mission to create a healthier Hawaii.
David Underriner has been named executive vice president of Oahu operations for Hawaii Pacific Health, serving as chief executive officer of Hawaii Pacific Health’s three medical centers on Oahu – Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center. Underriner has extensive experience in the health care industry, with more than 35 years serving in various administrative and executive leadership roles in Hawaii and Oregon.