It is inevitable that you are going to get sick. Even the low stress lifestyle of Honolulu, Hawaii cannot prevent it. According to city-data.com, there are more than 16,000 primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, nurses, and medical technicians to serve the Honolulu area in your time of need.
Hospitals and Medical Centers
Queen’s Medical Center
This non-profit, acute care facility is the largest private hospital in Hawaii. According to its Web site, www.queensmedicalcenter.net, the hospital has 505 acute care beds and 28 sub-acute beds. The medical center has more than 3,000 employees and over 1,200 physicians on staff who offer everything from primary care to a whole spectrum of specialized services. The Queen’s Medical Center has received accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Queen’s is also affiliated with VHA Inc. The Queen’s Medical Center was the first hospital in Hawaii to be awarded the highest institutional honor for hospital excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This “magnet status,” held by less than five percent of U.S. hospitals, is considered by many to be one of the highest achievements a hospital can attain.
1301 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Hawaii Medical Center
This full-service acute and tertiary-care system, www.hawaiimedcent.com, has two campuses on the island of Oahu. Hawaii Medical Center East is located near downtown Honolulu, while the West location is at Ewa Beach. The Ewa Beach location provides general hospital care, while the downtown location focuses on physician specialty referrals. That location also houses the Transplant Center of the Pacific. Web address: www.hawaiimedcent.com.
Hawaii Medical Center East
2230 Liliha St.
Honolulu, HI 96817
Hawaii Medical Center West
91-2141 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
Kaiser Foundation Hospital
The Kaiser Foundation Hospital is a short-term hospital. According to the hospital’s Web site, www.kp.org, it maintains 278 beds. Of the 4,400 employees, there are 400 physicians practicing primary care and all major medical specialties. The Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has the highest breast cancer screening rate for women ages 42 to 69, according to the National Committee on Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Quality Compass® report for 2009. The hospital is fully accredited by NCQA. The Kaiser Foundation Hospital has achieved NCQA’s Excellent Accreditation status. The hospital is also accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This hospital was the first and only health-care organization in Hawaii to receive the Hawaii State Award of Excellence. UNICEF and the World Health Organization have designated this hospital as a “Baby Friendly” facility.
3288 Moanalua Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96819
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
For more than 100 years, this non-profit hospital has been providing medical care to women and children. At its Web site, www.kapiolani.org, you can learn more about the hospital, which started out as two separate entities. One was the Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital and the other was the Kapiolani Maternity Home. They combined into one hospital in 1978. This combined facility houses the state’s only pediatric emergency room and intensive care unit. Their neonatal intensive care unit has specialists available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The University of Hawaii uses this hospital as a training facility for their pediatric and ob/gyn programs. The Center is the state’s first women’s center as well as the state’s only breast center and women’s cancer center, offering a variety of screenings, diagnostics, and cancer prevention and treatment.
1319 Punahou St.
Honolulu, HI 96826
Kuakini Medical Center
According to the Kuakini Medical Center Web site, www.kuakini.org, this hospital is a non-profit organization licensed by the Department of Health and approved to maintain a maximum of 250 acute care beds. Kuakini Medical Center (KMC) is accredited by JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations). The hospital has accreditation programs in medical residency, surgical residency and geriatric fellowship under the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Kuakini Health System is a recognized leader in the areas of cancer (oncology) care, cardiac care, gastroenterology services, geriatric care, pulmonary disease treatment, and research. They sponsor several federally funded and internationally recognized research programs.
347 North Kuakini Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Leahi Hospital is part of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, which has 12 other facilities around Hawaii. Leahi Hospital (www.leahi.hhsc.org) began as a center for tuberculosis care, and continues to focus on tuberculosis while also providing nursing home and adult day health services. Leahi provides long-term care or short-term restorative care. Individuals with or suspected of having tuberculosis are admitted to the tuberculosis unit. Leahi Adult Day Health Center (LADHC) is a day program designed to provide a variety of health, therapeutic, and social services to restore individuals’ capacity to care for themselves. To help the individual maintain relationships in the community, the Center stresses partnerships with the client, the family, and the physician.
3675 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, www.rehabhospital.org, is a private, non-profit organization that is the only acute care medical rehabilitation organization serving both Hawaii and the Pacific. For more than 52 years, the hospital and its outpatient clinics on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii have been dedicated to providing comprehensive, cost effective rehabilitation. Each year, the organization treats nearly 8,000 patients recovering from strokes, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injuries, or sports injuries, and those individuals requiring general rehabilitation.
226 Kuakini St.
Honolulu, HI 96817
St. Francis Medical Center
St. Francis Medical Center, www.stfrancishawaii.org, is a Catholic organization whose hospice program is the oldest and largest in the State of Hawaii. It was created in 1978 to ease the physical discomfort of terminally ill patients and allow them to face “death with dignity.” In order to qualify, hospice patients must have an attending physician who believes the patient has a life expectancy of six months or less and must have completed curative treatment. They offer bereavement support and respite care to family members. This medical center was the first to bring Lifeline, a personal emergency response service, to Hawaii in 1983. This service allows anyone who is at home in an emergency to activate a device that will bring emergency services and medical care twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. Within seconds, a certified Lifeline professional responds, assesses the situation and summons appropriate help. St. Francis also offers home care services, adult day care, and a community outreach program.
2226 Liliha St.
Honolulu, HI 96817
Tripler Army Medical Center
Built after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Tripler, www.tamc.amedd.army.mil, is now the only federal tertiary care facility in the Pacific Basin, serving more than 250,000 service members and their families. The Pacific Region Medical Command, whose members have been deployed to Iraq and other areas of conflict, is based at Tripler.
1 Jarrett White Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96859-5000
VA Pacific Islands Health Care Center
VA Pacific Islands, www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?id=151, serves veterans throughout the Pacific Basin at the state-of-the-art Spark M. Matsunaga Medical Center. The facility provides diagnostic, medical, mental health and specialty care at its main clinic and five community clinics throughout Hawaii and Guam. The VA also houses a residential Post Traumatic Stress Disorder program and runs a nursing home in Honolulu. The VA Pacific Islands is affiliated with Tripler and the University of Hawaii.
459 Patterson Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96819-1522
808-433-0600 or 808-433-6661
Urgent Care Clinics
There are times when you get sick or hurt and it is not a life threatening emergency. In these cases it can be easier, less expensive, and faster to visit an urgent care clinic. There are several in Honolulu.
Urgent Care Clinic Waikiki
2155 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815-2354
Concentra Urgent Care
545 Ohohia St.
Honolulu, HI 96819-1935
Kahala Urgent Care
4218 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816-5320
The Medical Corner
300 Rodgers Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96819-1832
Travel Medicine Clinic
300 Rodgers Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96819
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