Kapiolani Health Foundation

Impact: Philanthropy makes difference at Kapiolani Medical Center

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Ways Your Support Helps

As a not-for-profit medical center, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children relies on the community to fulfill its mission of creating a healthier Hawaii. Generous donors play a vital role in helping Hawaii's only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty medical center provide exceptional medical care to women, children and families.

Our specialty services for patients throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Region include intensive care for infants and children, 24-hour emergency pediatric care, critical care air transport and maternal fetal medicine.

Our dedicated funding opportunities channel your gifts to the areas you care about most. To learn more about the various funds created to support Kapiolani Medical Center, contact our foundation at 808-535-7100.

Young cancer patient on a riding toy in the hospital hallway

The Future of Cancer Care

We are embarking on a capital campaign to build The Martha B. Smith Cancer & Infusion Center at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children that will provide care for cancer and other infusion treatments. Kapiolani provides the most specialized services for pediatric cancer care in the state. We serve as Hawaii’s only dedicated bone marrow collection and transplant site for children, with an average of 95% of pediatric patients on clinical trials. Kapiolani cares for approximately 60 newly diagnosed patients and 150 patients in active treatment annually. 

child life specialist with a toddler in the hospital playroom

Child Life Services

Kapiolani’s Child Life Services encompasses three areas: Child Life Specialists, Education Liaison Tutoring Program, and Integrated Services. The Child Life Specialists manage the play therapy program and the Playroom, a dedicated space where pediatric patients can play in a safe haven and forget about being hospitalized. The Education Liaison connects patients to school and helps them keep up with their assignments. Integrated Services offers natural and holistic therapies such as aromatherapy and infant massage. To learn more about supporting Child Life, please view this wishlist.

Womens Center

Women’s Care

Women have unique health needs and concerns, and often put their families’ health first. Women’s Center funding has allowed us to purchase state-of-the-art equipment, provide medication and medical supplies to patients in need, and further our public and patient education and outreach. The Kapiolani Women’s Center is the first Oahu facility to be named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the doctors who specialize in mammography and breast diagnostics by the American College of Radiology.

Every Donation Counts

Gifts to our Hawaii Pacific Health medical centers enable us to:
  • Create programs for preventive care, lifesaving services and emotional support.
  • Invest resources to promote health and well-being.
  • Purchase equipment to advance technology.
  • Train physicians and caregivers, transforming patient care now and for the future.