News Archive 2007
The Queen's Cancer Center Unites Cancer Treatments, Provides Guided Cancer Care and Advanced Technologies
Governor Linda Lingle asked her audience to imagine: You are a woman with two young children and you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or that you are a man who has been told you have prostate cancer. Making her remarks at the grand opening of...
Advanced Technology PET/CT Scanner Becomes Operational at The Queen's Medical Center
A Phillips PET/CT scanner, the most advanced available today, became operational the week before last at the Hamamatsu/Queen’s PET Imaging Center, the only hospital based facility in Hawai’i have one. The Queen’s Medical Center has the largest and...
Remodeled Admitting Area at The Queen's Medical Center Adds Privacy
Renovations of the Admitting area at The Queen's Medical Center were recently completed. The soft green color scheme is dominated by a large curving glass wall creating maximum patient privacy in an area that, for convenience, must be in a public, high...
The Queen's Medical Center Says Yes to All Cardiac Transfers
Patients who desperately need care need to be able to access it—and quickly. So when the staff of the top cardiac care hospital in Hawaii—The Queen's Medical Center—insists on accepting cardiac transfer patients no matter what, it translates to...
The Queen's Medical Center Installs Advanced Technology CTs, 1.5T MRI
Imaging at The Queen's Medical Center recently made major upgrades in technology. All CT scanners have been replaced with the latest, high tech scanners. In addition, a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner was also installed. The new MRI scanner uses advanced...
STEMI Means STAT at The Queen's Medical Center
Heart attack patients have always been brought to the emergency room, but a new way of fast tracking them at The Queen's Medical Center can cut the death rate in half, with a 97% chance of survival, and can dramatically improve a person's quality...
The Queen's Medical Center Remains on Forefront of Stroke Care, Research
If you think you are having a stroke, call 911 immediately. Left untreated, a typical ischemic stroke (blood clot) patient loses 1.9 million brain cells (neurons), 14 billion brain cell connections (synapses) and 7.5 miles of nerve fiber each...
SLEDD Slows Dialysis, Speeds Recovery at The Queen's Medical Center
Despite the speedy implication of its acronym, SLEDD is actually slow. Slow Extended Daily Dialysis, or SLEDD, is a hybrid form of dialysis which brings much needed relief to renal patients who would otherwise need round the clock dialysis, or CRRT...
The Queen's Medical Center Brings da Vinci Robotic Surgery to Hawai’i
Leonardo da Vinci invented what many say was the first robot, circa 1495. Five hundred years later in 2007, Leonardo's namesake has been brought to The Queen's Medical Center in the form of a robot surgeons will use to perform the most delicate,...