Inspire Magazine Vol. 1 - Page 7

A New Cancer Center Cancer patients will soon have a resource unlike any other in Hawai‘i: one convenient and centralized location for cancer care in the new Hawai‘i Pacific Health Cancer Center at Pali Momi Medical Center. The state-of-the-art center will provide diagnosis, treatment and support Clyde and Holly visited Harold at Pali Momi and continued to check in with services for patients from Central and West O‘ahu. A groundbreaking ceremony in August marked the first phase of the him throughout his recovery. In honor center, which will be completed in fall of 2017. The 24,000-square-foot of the care he received, the Kaneshiro space, located at Pearlridge Center, will be renovated to provide rooms family gave Pali Momi a monetary for coordinated cancer care including physician consultations, radiation donation to help the hospital continue oncology therapy, infusion therapy and cancer navigation services. The its mission to serve the community. center is being built in partnership with the Cancer Center of Hawai‘i, “This experience reminded us that life is fragile and we need to support the which has provided radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients for more than 20 years. medical needs of Pali Momi to give “It’s unfortunate that cancer continues to impact so many lives, but people, like our dear friend Harold, the advancements in technology and treatments are helping more people every chance to live life to the fullest,” fight this disease,” said Pali Momi Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer Clyde said. Dr. James Kakuda. “We’re proud that Pali Momi can provide access to Harold has recovered and continues to this type of care for our patients, and appreciate our partnership with the work with Clyde. But now he definitely Cancer Center of Hawai‘i to help make our vision for this cancer center at makes his health a top priority. Pali Momi a reality." “Who would ever think that something "We are very pleased to be partnering with Hawai‘i Pacific Health and like this could happen so suddenly,” Pali Momi Medical Center to provide access to new technology and said Rita. services that have not previously been available on this side of the island," said Cancer Center of Hawai‘i Founder Dr. John Lederer. The center will be designed and completed in multiple phases. Pali Momi is reaching out for community support to fund the next phases HEART CARE FUND of construction. Donations to Pali Momi’s Heart Care Fund help provide a full range of services in adult cardiology including technical procedures to open arteries, treat and prevent heart attacks and relieve chest pain. Pali Momi offers the only interventional cardiac catheterization lab and the only certified primary stroke center in Central and West O‘ahu. 5