Sept. 17, 2018: Kapiolani Medical Center
On September 17, over 20 HSBP members attended a sold-out boardroom tour at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu.
CEO Martha Smith was there to greet us when we arrived. We started with a guided tour, followed by a healthy lunch. Martha gave a short presentation and entertained questions from the group.
Did you know they deliver over 6,000 babies every year? Chances are you know someone who was born at Kapiolani hospital.
The new Diamond Head Tower is less than 2 years old and cost over $180 million. There are 243 beds in total, almost all for women and children. The highlights of our tour were the adult care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Kapiolani is the only hospital in Hawaii dedicated to women and children and was formed as the legacy of Queen Kapiolani. (Queen Kapiolani founded the Kapiolani Maternity Home in 1890 which later become the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.)
It is a teaching hospital affiliated with JABSOM which means they are training doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, etc.
Starting this month, they will be starting an After Hours Care program (5-9pm) so busy families can see a pediatrician after hours without going to the emergency room.
We had a great visit at Kapiolani Medical Center and many thanks to our generous hosts!
By the Numbers (FY17):
Clinical Trials: 259
Women’s Center Procedures: 46,512
Critical Care Transports: 578
ER Visits: 45,620