The Future of Cancer Care for Women and Children

The time has come to expand cancer and infusion services for women and children statewide. As we embark on this capital expansion, we want to honor the late Martha B. Smith. For more than 30 years, Martha worked passionately to improve health care in Hawaii. During her time as Kapiolani’s chief executive officer, she led her team to aspire for a united vision — to create the preeminent health care center for women and children in Hawaii and the Pacific, and to build a space that supported family-centered care for patients, families and staff. As part of Martha’s legacy, Hawaii Pacific Health will name the new center the Martha B. Smith Cancer & Infusion Center at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.

This life-changing care helps children like Cruz. He was 7 when the active kid felt pain in his leg. Throughout his cancer journey, he kept spirits up for his family and the Kapiolani pediatric cancer team through humor. This is Cruz’s story.