News Archive 2004
A Comprehensive Women's Health Center Opens at The Queen's Medical Center
The Queen's Medical Center has opened the doors to its new, comprehensive Women's Health Center. For guests, the experience of coming to the Women's Health Center may make them forget they're at a hospital. A valet will take care of guests' cars at the...
Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery ORs Open at The Queen's Medical Center
The Queen's Medical Center now has two operating rooms specially designed for minimally invasive surgery. They are among the most advanced in the U.S. Kenric Murayama, MD, FACS, recently showcased the technology laden ORs, and demonstrated a new...
The Queen's Medical Center Wins Scenic Hawai’i Award
"Change is inevitable. Ugliness is not." That's the motto of Scenic America, a non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding America's national beauty and community character. Remarkable change has come to The Queen's Medical Center campus over the...
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) Awards The Queen's Medical Center Stroke Center Designation
The Queen's Medical Center has been awarded the JCAHO Stroke Center Designation, indicating the highest quality standard for stroke treatment. There are currently less than 20 designated programs in the United States. The special certification was...
Delivering Babies at The Queen's Medical Center Continues to Be Exceptional and Safe with New Specialty Nurses
The Queen's Medical Center's Labor and Delivery Department is addressing the nursing shortage by conducting a new course in the specialty, taught by it's own experienced nurses. Lately, more expectant mothers have been choosing Queen's award...
The Queen's Medical Center Introduces Portable, Advanced Technology Ventilators to Patients
Unlike long term ventilator patients, most of us take for granted our ability to step out of a room for any number of trivial reasons. Many of them look forward to hemodialysis treatments or an x-ray-just to get out of their rooms. At around 250...
The Queen's Medical Center Plans Expansion of the Queen Emma Nursing Institute and Specialty Training for Nurses
A recent study suggests that Hawai’i will suffer from a severe nursing shortage in the next 15 years. The average age of the state's practicing nurses is at 48.7 years, and the percentage of younger nurses in the beginning stages of their careers is...
The Queen's Medical Center Names Gerard Akaka, MD, Outstanding Physician of the Year
You might think, given the distinguished surprise guest—U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka—and the honoree of The Queen's Medical Center's Ke Kauka Po'okela, Outstanding Physician of the Year Award—the senator's son, Gerard Akaka, MD—that the event was one...
The Queen's Medical Center Launches Comprehensive Weight Management Program
The Queen's Medical Center will develop a world-class minimally invasive surgery program. A part of the program was the March 1, 2004 launching of a Comprehensive Weight Management Program which offers the latest in gastric bypass surgery to...
The Queen's Medical Center to Develop Premier Minimally Invasive Surgery Program
The Queen's Medical Center is in the process of developing a world-class minimally invasive surgery program. The field includes general surgery as well as orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, thoracic and many other types of surgeries, including...
Genetics Center at The Queen's Medical Center Plays Key Role in Health Care
The Queen's Genetics Center offers prenatal screenings as well as adult genetic screenings. The Center recently moved to the basement of the Physicians Office Building II, suite B8. The staff of the Queen's Genetics Center includes genetic...
Queen's Scientist at the Center for Biomedical Research Awarded Rockefeller Grant to Study Mast Cells
Helen Turner, PhD, researcher at The Queen's Center for Biomedical Research, recently won a Rockefeller Brothers Fund grant to study the way physical stimuli affect mast cells, which initiate inflammation, healing and allergic reactions of the...