Inspire Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 8

THE FUTURE OF Emergency Care AT KAPI`OLANI WHEN THE DECISION WAS MADE TO BUILD A NEW EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FOR registration KAPI`OLANI MEDICAL CENTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN, THE EMERGENCY TEAM scheduled to open in late 2017. WANTED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS. EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS AND HOSPITAL As LEADERS STARTED BY CREATING A WISH LIST, IMAGINING THE LAYOUT, SKETCHING OUT THE WORKFLOW, INCORPORATING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND HOLDING FEEDBACK DISCUSSIONS WITH STAFF. THEIR VISION TO HELP DIDN’T STOP THERE. “As physicians who know the emergency department inside and out, we wanted to contribute in a way that was impactful,” said Dr. Sid Lee, medical director of emergency medicine. “The medical center is committed to making this investment and by having every physician in our group donate, we hope to inspire others to step forward and help.” U.S. Acute Care Solutions, the emergency physicians group, made a gift of $150,000. The donation will be recognized in the naming of the Emergency Department 8 a 24/7 desk in service, the the new facility Emergency Department fills a fundamental role for both the pediatric and adult population with more than 45,000 visits annually. While the current space has not limited emergency care at Kapi`olani, the planned relocation to the new Diamond Head Tower will increase the size of the department to 15,000 square feet. This will significantly expand and enhance the lifesaving capabilities of the emergency department in a more comfortable and private environment. “I’ve been here for 10 years, and we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of adult patients during this period,” said Dr. Paul Eakin, associate director of emergency medicine. “Having this new facility, this new emergency department, that’s twice as large as our existing space, will help greatly