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Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
""Kapiolani Medical Center Logo.jpg
Location "Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States
"Care system Community
"Hospital type Non-profit
"Network "Hawaii Pacific Health
"Emergency department Yes
Beds 207
Founded 1978
Website http://www.kapiolani.org
Lists "Hospitals in Hawaii
A woman with a baby at the Kapiolani Maternity Home around the twenty-first anniversary in 1912
"Barack Obama birth announcement
A new mother holds her baby who was "born 10 weeks premature at Kapiʻolani Medical Center

Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children is part of "Hawaii Pacific Health's network of hospitals. It is located in "Honolulu, "Hawaii, within the residential inner city district of "Makiki. Kapiʻolani Medical Center is Hawaii's only "children's hospital with a team of physicians and nurses and specialized technology trained specifically to care for children, from infants to young adults. It is the state's only 24-hour pediatric "emergency department, pediatric intensive care unit and adolescent unit.

The facility was founded by "Queen Kapiʻolani as the Kapiʻolani Maternity Home in 1890 for which she held bazaars and "luaus to raise $8,000 needed to start the Home. It has since changed its name several times. Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital opened in 1909 named for Emma Kauikeolani Napoleon Mahelona (1862–1931), the wife of "Albert Spencer Wilcox (1844–1919).[1] In 1978, it merged with Kapiʻolani Hospital to become Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children.[2][3][4]


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Kapiʻolani Hospital[edit]

Kauikeolani Children's Hospital[edit]

The "Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Kapiʻolani Medical Center

Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children[edit]


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  2. ^ "100 years of caring for children". Honolulu: Kapiolani Health Foundation. 2009. Retrieved June 22, 2009. 
  3. ^ Kessing, Alice (August 19, 2009). "Queen Kapi'olani's living gift to island keiki". "MidWeek. Honolulu. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  4. ^ Hawaii Pacific Health (August 26, 2009). "Kapi'olani Hospital's '100 years – over 1 million lives' celebration". Honolulu: "KGMB. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  5. ^ Maraniss, David (August 24, 2008). "Though Obama had to leave to find himself, it is Hawaii that made his rise possible". The Washington Post. p. A22. Retrieved June 28, 2009. 
  6. ^ Serafin, Peter (March 21, 2004). "Punahou grad stirs up Illinois politics". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved June 28, 2009. 
  7. ^ Hoover, Will (November 9, 2008). "Obama's Hawaii boyhood homes drawing gawkers". The Honolulu Advertiser. p. A1. Retrieved June 28, 2009. Birthplaces and boyhood homes of U.S. presidents have been duly noted and honored 
  8. ^ "Kapi' olani Health Foundation, The Centennial Dinner January 24, 2009". Honolulu: Kapiolani Health Foundation. January 24, 2009. Retrieved June 22, 2009. 
  9. ^ Nakaso, Dan (December 22, 2008). "Twin sisters, Obama on parallel paths for years". The Honolulu Advertiser. p. B1. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 

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"Coordinates: 21°17′59″N 157°50′01″W / 21.2998°N 157.8335°W / 21.2998; -157.8335

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