Inspire Magazine Vol. 1 - Page 10

Celebrating THE NEW DIAMOND HEAD TOWER Program for Diamond Head Tower Donor Event Hawai‘i’s 2012 CMN Hospitals Champion Cody Sugai and 2016 CMN Hospitals Champion Julie Kobayashi UNTIL THEY BUILT THE DIAMOND HEAD TOWER, SPACE HAD BEEN LIMITED AT KAPI‘OLANI MEDICAL CENTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN. THE NEW BUILDING HAS OPENED UP NEW POSSIBILITIES, ADDING 200,000 SQUARE FEET L-R: Capital Campaign Co-Chair Bert Kobayashi, KMCWC CEO Martha Smith, Susan Kobayashi, Director of Philanthropy Linda Jameson, and KMCWC Board Chair Dr. Douglas Kwock WITH FIVE FLOORS THAT INCLUDE AN AUDITORIUM, CONFERENCE CENTER, REHABILITATION CENTER AND CHAPEL. The tower opening in July was the overnight in the new neonatal intensive ultimate celebration of the Campaign care unit and the pediatric intensive for Hawai‘i’s Children, which raised care unit. Research shows that more than $34 million toward this patients heal better and faster when first phase of construction to rebuild families are involved with their care. the hospital. The neonatal intensive care unit is “This is certainly a highlight of my near 13-year career at Kapi‘olani – Dr. Ronald Sutherland and Suzanne Sutherland in front of their donated room In Memory Of Vincent for the simple fact that this new tower and the overall expansion will redefine our care,” said Kapi‘olani Chief Executive Officer Martha Smith. “With this tower, we’ve expanded the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit and the medical surgical unit for women. Each of those areas has more private rooms than we ever thought possible.” KHF Board Chair Jeff Arce and Family in front of NICU Family Lounge named in their honor More space means families will soon be able to stay with their loved ones 8 now five times as large as the current space, growing from 8,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet with 70 private rooms large enough for parents or caregivers to be bedside. State-of-the-art rooms are equipped with the latest technology to enhance patient care and safety, including wireless communication features, digital screens, nurse call systems, decentralized nursing stations, and emergency power and data for patient monitoring systems.