Hawaii may be paradise, but even paradise's residents get sick sometimes. That's when Hawai'i Pacific Health (HPH) surfs in to save the day. HPH is a not-for-profit health care system consisting of four hospitals (Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital, and Wilcox Memorial Hospital) across the islands with a combined capacity of 550 beds. The system offers a full array of tertiary, specialty, and acute care services through its hospitals, which also serve as teaching and research centers, as well as about 50 outpatient centers. Specialized services offered by HPH include cardiac care, maternity services, oncology, orthopedics, and pediatric care.
HPH supplies a wide range of primary and specialty medical services through its physician organizations. The Kapi'olani Medical Specialists group, for instance, comprises more than 100 physicians and partners with Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children to care for patients from infancy through adulthood. The center also functions as the women's health and pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. Its Visiting Specialists group provides care to the islands where HPH doesn't have primary care facilities.
The system has partnered with Surgical Care Affiliates to build an outpatient surgical center in Honolulu in an effort to meet growing demand there. The center, dubbed Surgicare of Hawai'i, offers an array of medical services, including orthopedics, pain management, ophthalmology, general surgery, and podiatry; the facility opened in 2010.
Also in 2010, the hospital system embarked on a 6-year, $580 million master facility plan to make expansion and improvement efforts at some of its primary hospital locations. The first stage includes new intensive care units and parking capacity at the Kapi'olani Medical Center.
The organization was formed through the 2001 merger of three entities: Kapi'olani Health, Straub Clinic & Hospital, and Wilcox Health System. – less