Kapiolani's New Pediatric Heart Center

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is proud to now have a Pediatric Heart Center, the first and only center of its kind in the state and Pacific region. Kapiolani’s heart campaign raised more than $10 million to completely fund the launch of this center in November 2022. About 200 children are born with a heart defect in the state every year. The Pediatric Heart Center provides critical heart procedures for children in Hawaii, eliminating the need for many local families to travel more than 2,500 miles to the mainland to seek care.

The Pediatric Heart Center encompasses an expanded team, including Kapiolani’s first full-time pediatric heart surgeon, as well as the first pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory, and a comprehensive and collaborative approach to treating Hawaii children with heart conditions.

Watch the video to learn more about the center that is a lifesaving milestone for Hawaii families.