News Archive 2003
Revolutionary Gamma Imaging Camera Installed at The Queen's Medical Center
When designers set out to create a brand new gamma camera, they began with the revolutionary concept of being able to image patients on any platform, bed or chair, in any position. The result is the SKYLight gamma camera, which was recently...
The Queen's Medical Center a Part of National Organ Donation Collaborative
There are over 81,000 people in America waiting for an organ, including approximately 300 in Hawai’i. Last year, organs were donated by only 6,617 donors out of an estimated 14,000 potential donors, or about 46 percent. As a result, an average of...
Clinical Research at The Queen's Medical Essential to Patient Care
Breakthrough technology from hip replacements to artificial hearts, new medications and even modifications to a procedure or device constantly benefits our health. However, few think about the clinical research which makes all of that possible....
The Queen's Medical Center Announces Opening of New Entry, Lobby in 2004
Imagine an entrance that will at once be grand and yet commune with nature. Visualize a space that captures the historic essence of The Queen's Medical Center, of Queen Emma and the royal family, yet smoothly segues to the future. Envision a sense of...
Women's Health Center to Open at The Queen's Medical Center in 2004
The new entrance to The Queen's Medical Center is just the beginning of a transformation that is redefining what people should expect at a hospital. In the fall of 2004, this process will reach a significant milestone with the opening of a Women's...
The Queen's Medical Center Launches Innovative Comprehensive Cardiac Care Unit
Cardiac care at The Queen's Medical Center has had three breaking developments this year: the adopting of the Women's Heart Advantage program, the revitalization of the Queen's Heart Center, and now, the opening of the Comprehensive Cardiac Care...
Research at The Queen's Medical Center Yields Landmark Discoveries on Magnesium and Molecular Cell Biology
Magnesium is a mineral needed by every cell in your body. However, until recently, the mineral's true importance, and the mechanism by which it enters into and comes out of cells, was unknown. Researchers at The Laboratory of Cell and Molecular...
Neuroscience Reaches a Milestone at The Queen's Medical Center
The Queen's Neuroscience Institute (NSI) has taken a huge step in its evolution by embracing revolutionary concepts in hospital design. The NSI moves into a completely redesigned floor in the Queen Emma Tower's 5th floor and begins accepting patients...
Patient Bar Codes Promise Greater Safety for the Administration of Medication at The Queen's Medical Center
The Queen's Medical Center employs stringent patient care standards to ensure patient safety, including the administration of medications. However, because the medication use process in hospitals is very complex, Queen's continuously studies...
Digital Imaging Comes to The Queen's Medical Center
The future of Imaging is here (well almost), and it is digital. Queen's Imaging Services is making a transition away from radiographic film to storing all images digitally to a Picture Archiving Communications System. That's just a fancy phrase for...
The Queen's Medical Center Grounds Rooted in History
Queen's grounds-especially the front lot-is greatly influenced by the heritage of its past. Here we highlight a few of the major factors which have shaped the course of Queen's grounds through 2003. The tradition of its lush garden setting began...
Cannabinoid Research Leads to Immune System Discoveries at the Queen's Center for Biomedical Research
The jury is still out on "medical marijuana," or the use of marijuana for medical purposes, but the real verdict may be handed down by science rather than a court of law. The Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation (administered by the Hawai’i...
The Queen's Heart Center Study Reveals Alarming Trend in Heart Disease in Women
The Queen's Heart Center announced the results of the state's first study, called Heart Disease and Hawai’i Women, which examined Honolulu women's awareness and perception of the number one threat to their health: heart disease. The alarming...
Sleep Lab at The Queen's Medical Center Expands Due to Demand for Sleep Studies
Almost half of all people snore some of the time. But all too often, snoring can be a sign of a life threatening condition. The Queen's Medical Center's Sleep Lab is the place to come for answers about getting a good night's sleep. The demand for...
Safety First: Delivering a Baby at The Queen's Medical Center
The Queen's Medical Center is often thought of as the trauma hospital, or the place people turn to when they're really sick, with good reason. But more and more families are turning to Queen's as a place to experience the birth of a child. Most...
The Queen's Medical Center Launches Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
The human brain is more than just the world's most advanced computer. In it resides command central for all of our body's functions and our most complex emotions. When there's an intermittent problem in the brain -- as in epilepsy (seizures) -- it is...
The Queen's Medical Center Launches a Successful Nursing Home Liaison Program to Meet Placement Needs of Patients
A little over a year ago, Wendy Takeshita, President of the Queen's Health Care Centers and administrator over many programs at The Queen's Medical Center, came up with an innovative idea to take control of a long patient placement waitlist and...
Queen's Conference Breaks the Code of Silence on Medical Errors
There was an undetectable metallurgical defect the size of a grain of sand in a critical area of the DC-10's fan disk in the tail-mounted engine. The defect caused a fatigue crack which was not detected by the engine overhaul facility. The crack...
The Queen's Medical Center to Launch New Heart Center with Advanced Technology and 5-Star Service
Is it the Queen's Heart Center, or the Ritz Carlton? In either place, your concerns are already anticipated and taken care of as if the staff had read your mind. That's the vision of the new Queen's Heart Center--formerly known as the Heart...