News & Current Events
Wilcox Medical Center unveiled its new simulation lab that features high-tech manikins to play the role of patients in various medical scenarios for nurse education and training. The only training facility of its kind on Kauai, the lab will allow Wilcox nurses to practice comprehensive clinical situations in a realistic and risk-free environment.
Wilcox Medical Center now offers knee replacement surgery using the latest technology for robotics-assisted surgery. The leading-edge, robotics-assisted platform used by orthopedic surgeons with the Wilcox Bone & Joint Center is designed to deliver accurate and precise results for patients, which is crucial to the long-term success of knee replacement procedures.
Hawaii Pacific Health employees generously donated their own money to help patients and their families, raising $1,057,128 for the 2017 Hawaii Pacific Health Employee Giving Campaign. The record amount surpassed the campaign’s $1 million goal, and was raised over a one-month period through personal gifts and pledges by more than 4,100 staff members.
Hawaii Pacific Health Recognized by Hawaii State Legislature for Excellence in Health Information Technology
As part of National Health IT Week, the Hawaii-Alaska Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), hosted a special Hawaii Health IT Day at the Hawaii State Capitol, which included a ceremony honoring Hawaii Pacific Health as the most recent recipient of the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award, a national award that recognizes outstanding achievement in health information technology.
Dr. David Rovinsky, orthopedic surgeon with the Wilcox Bone & Joint Center at Kauai Medical Clinic, now offers the bi-cruciate sparing total knee replacement procedure. This is the first artificial knee implant that reportedly acts and feels like a “normal” knee.
Wilcox Health celebrates its 10th annual Kids Summer Fest to promote safe and healthy summer fun for Kauai keiki and their families on Saturday, June 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kauai Marriot Resort. The annual event features interactive health and wellness activities, free sports physicals for children ages 5 to 18 (first-come, first-served), and free giveaways of bicycles, helmets and other great prizes.
Pali Momi, Straub and Wilcox Medical Centers Receive 'A' for Patient Safety in Spring 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Pali Momi, Straub and Wilcox Medical Centers were among the 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for their commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients in the newest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.
Wilcox Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This distinction recognizes Wilcox Medical Center among the top 15 percent of hospitals nationwide based on patient experience surveys.
Wilcox Medical Center is partnering with several community organizations to present the 2017 Kauai Keiki Bike & Safety Day, a free safety education event for kids and families on Saturday, May 6, at Wilcox Medical Center that will feature bicycle and skateboard skills enhancement courses, a helmet fit station where Wilcox will be fitting and giving away free dual certified helmets for keiki, and drawings for a new bike and skateboard.
Wilcox Medical Center is the only Hawaii-based hospital named among the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S. for 2017 as researched and determined by the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
Wilcox Health has welcomed a new addition to its family – its first mobile health application called Hapai that helps mom and baby stay healthy during and after pregnancy. The free app features weekly updates so that mothers can track their baby’s development in real-time and learn about their own, unique pregnancy, as well as helpful tools, tips and resources to guide them through their pregnancy and prepare for baby’s arrival.
Hawaii Pacific Health was recently named a recipient of the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in health information technology. Established in 1994, the Davies Awards program promotes electronic health record-enabled improvement in patient outcomes through sharing of case studies and lessons learned across a wide range of efforts.
Hawaii Pacific Health is now accepting applications for its 2017 Health Careers Summer Internship program. This 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.
Wilcox Medical Center joined with HMSA to donate $75,000 toward a new 3G simulation manikin for the Kauai Community College Nursing Program. The new manikin will help nursing students on Kauai begin their education by offering practical training in realistic situations.
Hawaii Pacific Health and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have formed a strategic partnership that will help to advance the standard of cancer care in Hawaii through population health management with a focus on improving prevention, screening, early detection and treatment of cancer.