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05/09/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Honors Nearly 2,000 Health Care Heroes During Nurses Week

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.

05/06/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Amy Thomas Named System Chief Nurse Executive for Hawaii Pacific Health

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.

05/05/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Features Hawaii Pacific Health Nurses

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.

05/04/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Nurses Spotlighted on the Cover of MidWeek

Midweek honors National Nurses Week by shining the spotlight on nurses from each of Hawaii Pacific Health’s medical centers.

04/15/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Dr. Monty Downs and Dr. Roger Netzer Retire After 100 Years of Combined Service on Kauai

They both began their medical careers on Kauai in the 1970s. Now, Wilcox Health is celebrating two doctors who have cared for Garden Isle families for 100 years combined – Dr. Monty Downs and Dr. Roger Netzer.

04/01/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
2022 Hawaii Pacific Health Virtual Women’s 10K & 5K Fun Run Underway Now Through May 22

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.

03/30/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Honors More Than 1,500 Health Care Heroes on National Doctors’ Day

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.

01/25/2022   Hawaii Pacific Health
Wilcox Medical Center Blesses New Generators That Will Keep Kauai's Hospital Powered Through Outages for Decades to Come

Three new generators that will provide electricity to Wilcox Medical Center during emergencies and power outages were blessed during a ceremony that celebrated these critical, one-megawatt power sources. The new generator system will provide uninterrupted power for hospital operations at Wilcox Medical Center when needed, and was a collaborative project between Wilcox and federal, state and county agencies.

11/08/2021   Hawaii Pacific Health
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.

10/30/2021   Hawaii Pacific Health
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.

06/16/2021   Hawaii Pacific Health
Wilcox Medical Center Receives 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Wilcox Medical Center has received an overall hospital quality star rating of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its 2021 star ratings update. Wilcox is one of only seven hospitals in Hawaii to achieve a 5-star rating, and is one of 455 hospitals out of 4,586 across the United States to receive five stars.

01/11/2021   Hawaii Pacific Health
Wilcox Medical Center Rolls Out Covid-19 Vaccine To Kauai Community

In conjunction with the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, Wilcox Medical Center will begin administering the Pfizer vaccine to adults on Kauai ages 75 and older starting Friday, Jan 15. The vaccine clinics will be open to patients of Wilcox Medical Center and Kauai Medical Clinic, as well as the general public.

10/17/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Named Trusted Testing Partner for Interisland Travel

Hawaii Pacific Health has been named a trusted testing partner for the State of Hawaii’s pre-travel testing program and will now be providing COVID-19 travel screenings for interisland travel in partnership with Clinical Labs of Hawaii at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children on Oahu and Wilcox Medical Center on Kauai, with more sites to be available soon, including Clinical Labs of Hawaii locations statewide.

08/11/2020   Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health Launches COVID-19 Hotline for Employers

The Hawaii Pacific Health COVID-19 Employer Hotline is available to provide employers and business owners with access to physician experts for guidance on handling COVID-19 workplace exposures. It is a resource for Hawaii employers who have questions about how to manage workplace situations related to COVID-19, including what to do if an employee tests positive and how to manage exposures in the workplace.


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