News Archive 2009
The Queen’s Medical Center’s Staff Makes a Difference at Lunalilo Home
In honor of The Queen’s Medical Center’s 150th anniversary, 150 Queen’s ‘ohana (family) recently volunteered time on Make a Difference Day to help another community organization: Lunalilo Home. Queen’s staff, family members and others painted large...
New Treatment at The Queen’s Medical Center Curbs Cancer of the Esophagus
An increasingly common precancerous condition called Barrett’s esophagus can lead to a deadly cancer called esophageal adenocarcinoma, which has a very low survival rate. Barrett's esophagus is caused by chronic GERD (gastroesophageal reflux...
The Queen's Medical Center Installs Advanced Technology 3T MRI
The Queen's Medical Center is the first in the State of Hawai’i to install a short bore, 3 Tesla diagnostic MRI scanner used to create images of the soft tissues of the body. Queen's also has two 1.5T short bore units. The new short bore 3T MRI has...
An Everlasting Legacy of Giving
A 150th anniversary celebration fundraising event, "An Everlasting Legacy of Giving" was held at The Kahala Hotel & Resort on August 14. U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye and Mrs. Irene Hirano Inouye served as Honorary Co-Chairs of the event, which...
Senator and Mrs. Inouye Lend Support to The Queen's Medical Center
While in Hawai’i for the August recess, U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye and his wife, Irene Hirano Inouye, came to The Queen's Medical Center to visit the Emergency Department, Queen's Cancer Center and Women's Health Center. Both Senator and Mrs....
The Queen’s Medical Center Has Advantage in Breast Cancer Treatment
The Queen’s Medical Center is the first and only breast program in Hawai’i to receive accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). “The Queen’s Breast Center received a superior score,” said Diane Thompson, MD,...
The Queen’s Medical Center Recognizes Nursing Excellence, Leadership
The group photo above shows the staff and volunteers of Queen's celebrating their recent Magnet® Recognition, the highest institutional honor for hospital excellence and the first given to any hospital in Hawai’i. Magnet Recognition highlights nursing...
The Queen's Medical Center Receives National Honor for Excellence
A Message from Queen's President: Aloha! We are pleased to announce that The Queen's Medical Center has achieved Magnet® status—the highest institutional honor for hospital excellence—from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). It is an...
The Queen's Medical Center Honors Valerie Heu as 2008 Employee of the Year
On March 27, before an anxious audience in the Mabel Smyth Auditorium, QMC President Art Ushijima announced Valerie Heu, Queen Emma Clinics Medical Assistant, as the 2008 QMC Employee of the Year. Cindy Kamikawa, RN, VP of Nursing and CNO, emceed...
Moloka’i General Hospital Celebrates Completion of Phase II Renovations
In an island community such as Moloka’i, quality health care is a precious commodity. So there was reason to celebrate on the Friendly Isle as Moloka’i General Hospital (MGH) completed an extensive, multi-phase redevelopment project which upgraded the...
2009 Marks the 150th Anniversary of The Queen’s Medical Center
This year, The Queen’s Medical Center celebrates its 150th year anniversary. Special events and displays will take place throughout 2009, and a book on the history of Queen’s will be published later in the year. From 1853 to 1854, a small pox...