News Archive 2005
The Women's Health Center at Queen's Celebrates Its First Birthday
First year birthday's are a big deal to many in Hawai’i. It's no less the case for the Women's Health Center (WHC) at The Queen's Medical Center, which just celebrated its first year. It really was like a birth for the many who worked on developing...
NIH Grant Boosts Native Hawaiian Health Studies at The Queen's Medical Center
That researchers in Hawai'i are committed to addressing Native Hawaiian health issues is a given, but now the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recognized the importance of supporting this research. The NIH recently awarded a $6 million...
"Queen's Heart" Embraces Big Concepts, Convenient Services
The concept of "Queen's Heart" is big. Simply put, Queen's Heart is located anywhere Queen's health professionals care for people's hearts. Queen's Heart as a department was previously called the Queen's Heart Center, but "center" was dropped...
Wireless Computer Technology Promises to Improve Patient Care
Over 300 computers on wheels, or COWs (wireless, roving computers) will be in use at The Queen's Medical Center by the end of 2005. An additional 70 wireless notebooks will be added to clinicians' computing power. All patient care units will...
Queen's Health Care Centers to Launch Flagship Clinic
Hawai’i Kai has grown from sleepy suburb to boomtown. Commercial development in the area has reflected the growth, with multiplex theaters, trendy restaurants, a busy Costco and a host of other businesses. The most prominent addition will be a...
Chronic Wounds Successfully Managed at The Queen's Medical Center
The Wound Care Center (WCC) at The Queen's Medical Center has treated approximately 200 patients since its inception a year ago. The relatively little known resource was formed in conjunction with Curative Health Services, a nationally recognized leader...
Queen's Center for Biomedical Research Discovery Published in "Molecular Cell"
An astronomer may see a shiny, new object in the night sky and speculate about what it might be. Researchers at Queen's Center for Biomedical Research often see the equivalent of such an object, but at the molecular level. Recently, research at...
New Book by Coordinator of Hospital Ministry at The Queen's Medical Center Addresses Teen Dating Violence
Ending Violence in Teen Dating Relationships is a new book by the Rev. Al Miles, coordinator of Hospital Ministry at The Queen's Medical Center for Pacific Health Ministry, the third in a series that began with Domestic Violence, What Every Pastor...
The Queen's Medical Center Hosts Patient Safety Conference
The Queen's Medical Center recently hosted a major conference, "Patient Safety: First Do No Harm? Now What?! Where the Rubber Meets the Road." The event was the fourth in a series of yearly Queen's conferences that address patient safety. According to Della...
Endovascular Program at The Queen's Medical Center Offers Advanced Medical Technologies for Aortic Stent Graft Repair
Lifelong follow up—yearly CT scans, that is—seems a small price to pay for getting rid of what is essentially a time bomb in your body, in this case, an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The disease, which kills about 15,000 people a year, is the 13th...
Queen's Center for Biomedical Research Makes Immune System Discovery
New collaborative work by the Queen's Center for Biomedical Research (QCBR) has made a discovery that may one day allow doctors to boost the body's immune system response for the elderly, and to combat diseases like cancer. Conversely, doctors may also...
The Pain and Palliative Care Department at The Queen's Medical Center Helps Relieve Patients of Distress
Today, palliative care doesn't necessarily mean end-of-life care, but it does mean that help is on the way, no matter what a patient's prognosis is. Today's broadly inclusive palliative care is defined as medical treatment that focuses on the...