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05/16/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
Straub Benioff Medical Center Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Campus

Hawaii Pacific Health marked a milestone, celebrating the start of construction on the first phase of the multi-year Straub Benioff Medical Center Redevelopment project.

05/08/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
Nurses Week Spotlight: HPH Nurses Featured in MidWeek Cover Story

In honor of National Nurses Week, MidWeek is featuring five Hawaii Pacific Health nurses in its May 8 cover story for Hawaii Island, Kauai and Oahu.

05/06/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Nurses Appear in Special Statewide Newspaper Sections

In honor of National Nurses Week, newspapers across the state of Hawaii – to include the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, The Garden Island, West Hawai‘i Today and Hawai‘i Tribune-Herald – published special Nurses Week inserts.

04/16/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Named a Top Place to Work by Becker’s Healthcare

Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH) recently was named among Becker's Healthcare's 2024 list of 150-plus top places to work in health care.

04/07/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
First-Time Participants Take Top Honors for the 2024 Hawaii Pacific Health Women’s 10K & 5K Fun Run

Nearly 1,000 women and girls of all ages laced up their shoes and lined up at Kapiolani Park for the 46th annual Hawaii Pacific Health Women’s 10K & 5K Fun Run.

03/27/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
MidWeek Cover Story Pens an Ode to Hawaii Pacific Health Doctors

In recognition of all of our dedicated doctors, five HPH health care professionals represent their colleagues in a special Doctors' Day edition of MidWeek to share their personal stories about their commitment to creating a healthier Hawaii.

03/15/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
Straub Benioff Medical Center Recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience by Healthgrades

Straub Benioff Medical Center has received numerous awards and distinctions from Healthgrades, including the 2024 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This recognition places Straub among the top 15% of hospitals nationwide for patient experience.

03/05/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
Transformative Gift from Salesforce Chair and CEO Marc Benioff and Lynne Benioff Will Expand Access and Continuity of Health Care in Hawaii

A major donation by longstanding philanthropists in Hawaii will significantly increase health care access, addressing critical infrastructure gaps and helping ensure excellent and continuous care for communities in Hawaii.

03/01/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
Dr. Russell Woo Named Hawaii Pacific Health’s First Chief Academic Officer

Pediatric surgeon Dr. Russell Woo has been named Hawaii Pacific Health’s first chief academic officer. In this new position, Dr. Woo will work to ensure the future of clinical excellence for Hawaii patients in conjunction with University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).

02/14/2024   Hawaii Pacific Health
New Procedures, Distinctions at Hawaii Pacific Health Heart Centers

In a single year, Hawaii Pacific Health medical teams performed nearly 54,000 cardiac procedures and tests, and now HPH’s medical centers are expanding services for patients of all ages with innovative new procedures and the latest technologies.

10/24/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Employees Donate More Than $1 Million to Support Care for Hawaii Communities

For the seventh-straight year, Hawaii Pacific Health employees banded together to give more than $1 million as part of the annual Employee Giving Campaign, including more than $100,000 that will go to Maui wildfire recovery efforts.

10/04/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Partners with University of Hawaii Cancer Center to Launch New Cell Therapy for Cancer Patients in Hawaii

Hawaii Pacific Health is embarking on a new cancer treatment by introducing Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T-cell therapy) to Hawaii in partnership with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.

09/18/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Earns Prestigious Systemwide Accreditation for Cancer Care

Hawaii Pacific Health is the first system in the state to earn a prestigious accreditation for the cancer care it provides to patients across Hawaii. HPH is now recognized as an Integrated Network Cancer Program (INCP) from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).

08/21/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
Straub Burn Unit Featured in The New York Times for Response to Maui Fires

Straub Medical Center's Burn Unit was the focus of a lead story in The New York Times' Aug. 15 online issue for the Honolulu burn unit's valiant efforts caring for the most severely wounded survivors of the Maui wildfires.

06/22/2023   Hawaii Pacific Health
HPH President & CEO Ray Vara Receives American Heart Association’s 2023 Distinguished National Leadership Award

Hawaii Pacific Health President & CEO Ray Vara recently was honored for his outstanding service to the American Heart Association (AHA) at the2023 Leading with Light National Volunteer Awards ceremony.

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