News Archive 2008
Surgeons at The Queen's Medical Center First in Hawai’i to Perform Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Surgery is an intimidating process for many. However, great strides have been made in the last 25 years to help quell patients' suffering through surgical procedures that reduce bodily trauma. In Hawai’i, two doctors are paving the way, and they can...
The Queen's Medical Center Clear Choice in Musculoskeletal Care
The Queen's Human Motion Institute offers a full line of specialists, including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and rehabilitation therapists. The objective is simply stated: "To differentiate The Queen's Medical Center Human Motion Institute® (HMI) as...
Queen's Heart Celebrates Grand Reopening
On December 2, 1959, the year of Queen's 100th anniversary, a team of Queen's surgeons performed the first open heart surgery in Hawai’i. "It was considered a huge risk," said Albert Chun, MD, who was one of the surgeons. Queen's has come a long way...
The Queen's Medical Center Honors Christy Passion as Employee of the Year
The Queen’s Medical Center recently selected Christy Passion, RN, as Employee of the Year. The Queen's Employee of the Year is chosen from 12 Employees of the Month who represent a staff of over 3,500. Christy earned her Bachelor of Science in...
The Queen's Medical Center Honors Two Outstanding Physicians
This year, The Queen's Medical Center honors two outstanding physicians for 2008: Whitney Limm, MD, as Hospital-Based Physician of the Year, and Morris Mitsunaga, MD, as Community-Based Physician of the Year. Dr. Whitney Limm earned his...
Orthopedics at The Queen's Medical Center Among Best in United States
The Department of Orthopedics keeps a relatively low profile at The Queen's Medical Center, yet its doctors keep both the main Operating Room and the Same Day Surgery Center busy with over 5,700 cases a year, or about 29% of all surgeries. The...