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UH OB-GYN donates $100K to refurbish MD Resident Call Rooms at partner teaching hospital Kapiʻolani Medical Center

Date: June 7th, 2017 in Care, Faculty, Giving, JABSOM News, University Health Partners (UHP)    Print or PDF

OB GYN's chair holds a large ceremonial check, surrounded by UH medical school and Hawaii Pacific Health leaders.

Pictured: Left to right: Raymond Vara, President & CEO of Hawaiʻi Pacific Health, Martha Smith, CEO of Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Dr. Ivica Zalud, JABSOM OB-GYN Chair, Dr. Jerris Hedges, JABSOM Dean, Thomas Mundell, VP Development at Kapiʻolani and Linda Jameson, Director of Philanthropy at Kapiʻolani.

The University of Hawai‘i’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health (OB-GYN) is donating $100,000 to Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children, in conjunction with the University of Hawai‘i (UH) medical school’s faculty practice, University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (UHP). This gift will be recognized with the naming of three sleep rooms reserved for OB-GYN residents and physicians who need rest during long shifts, especially those working late nights and early mornings. The donation will be directed to support Women’s Services at Kapi‘olani.

“This is a very meaningful donation for our medical center and the many OB-GYN physicians and residents who are committed to the care at Kapi‘olani,” said Martha Smith, CEO of Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children. “We are honored to be a teaching facility for UH. The partnership we have with UH is reflected in the amazing work these doctors provide to the women who receive our services. This donation is an investment in the medical center, our doctors and our patients as well as their families.”

Kapi‘olani delivers 6,000 babies a year and is established in the community as a medical teaching and research facility. Community support allows Kapi‘olani to provide specialty care and programs for women, infants and children like no other facility in the state and the Pacific Region. As a not-for-profit hospital, Kapi‘olani serves every patient regardless of their ability to pay.

“Our John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) faculty are grateful and proud of Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children,” said Dr. Ivica Zalud, Professor and Chair of the UH Department of OB-GYN. “This is where we and our residents feel at home. This is the place where we advance women’s health and groom the next generations of physicians to care and advocate for women. This is the place where we push ourselves in pursuit of discovery. With this donation made through our faculty practice – University Health Partners – we hope to make overnight stay while on call at Kapi‘olani a bit easier for faculty, residents and fellows.”

Pictured: Dr. Mark Villarin, an OB-GYN resident who grew up in Waimea on Hawaiʻi Island, inside a call room at Kapiʻolani.

The rooms will be acknowledged as part of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) as JABSOM OB/GYN Faculty Call Room, JABSOM OB/GYN Resident Call Room and JABSOM Resident/Fellow Call Room.

About the JABSOM Department of OB-GYN
Physicians with the OB-GYN Department of the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) provide coverage for multiple hospitals in Hawai‘i including Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, The Queen’s Medical Center and Pali Momi Medical Center.

JABSOM OB-GYN physicians provide high quality care to women facing health problems though their life span, including complications and high-risk pregnancies. This dedicated group also provides essential services to many under-insured patients in Hawaiʻi.

In addition to directly serving Hawai‘i’s families, the JABSOM Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women’s Health creates its clinical learning environment for medical students, residents & fellows through its University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (UHP) practice, giving all learners the robust real-world experience they need. The department has 37 physicians, including four who are part-time and three professors emeritus. Another 107 OB-GYN physicians in Hawaiʻi are volunteer faculty. Specialty training is offered in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Planning and Maternal Fetal Medicine.

About University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (UHP)
University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (formerly known as UCERA) is the faculty practice plan of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and is dedicated to supporting the educational, research and community service activities of JABSOM as well as other University of Hawai‘i health sciences. The practice plan includes more than 130 participating physicians. UHP physicians provide services for multiple hospitals in Hawai‘i including Kapi‘olani Medical Center, The Queen’s Medical Center, Kuakini Medical Center, and Pali Momi Medical Center.

About Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children
Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children is well recognized as Hawai‘i’s leader in the care of women, infants and children. With 243 beds, the not-for-profit hospital is Hawai‘i’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. It delivers 6,000 babies a year, and is also a medical teaching and research facility. Specialty services for patients throughout Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region include intensive care for infants and children, 24-hour emergency pediatric and adult care, critical care air transport and high-risk perinatal care. Over 1,500 employees and more than 630 physicians provide specialty care at Kapi‘olani. The hospital is home to the Kapi‘olani Women’s Center and the Women’s Cancer Center, and offers numerous community programs and services, such as specialty pediatric clinics, the Kapi‘olani Child Protection Center and the Sex Abuse Treatment Center. Kapi‘olani is an affiliate of Hawai‘i Pacific Health, one of the state’s largest health care providers and a not-for-profit health care network of hospitals, clinics, physicians and other caregivers serving Hawai‘i and the Pacific region with high quality, compassionate care. In addition to Kapi‘olani, Hawai‘i Pacific Health includes Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center and Wilcox Medical Center. Learn more at Kapiolani.org and visit the Kapi‘olani Health Foundation at www.Give2Kapiolani.org

Video Transcript:

OPENING TITLES: JABSOM and University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi] [Opening shot: OB-GYN staff and residents posing for a photo with the donation check.] [Martha Smith, CEO of Kapiolani Medical Center] “Well, it’s a very exciting day for us. We were presented with a $100,000 check from the University Health Partners group, the OB-GYN faculty practice plan at Kapi‘olani Medical Center.”

[A close-up shot of the check, followed by various shots of the residency call room.] [Martha Smith] “The money’s going to be used to upgrade the resident call rooms, much needed update of the call rooms, they get a lot of usage as you can imagine. The residents are here 24/7, as our faculty, to make sure our patients and our families are taken care of.”

[Shot of residents walking down the hallway and going into the call room.]

[Dr. Mark Hiraoka, UH OB-GYN Residency Program Director] “A residency call room, generally speaking, is just a room where the residents can rest during their shift or after their shift just for patient safety reasons.”

[Dr. Mark Hiraoka] “A lot of times after their shift, before they go home, they’ll rest just so they can safely drive home.

Well, from an OB-GYN standpoint, Kapi‘olani is pretty much the major mecca for volume in training for OB-GYNs in the state. So most of our training, most of the resident training for OB-GYN occurs here at Kapi‘olani.”

[Establishing shots of Kapiolani Medical Center.] [Martha Smith] “We’re very grateful to the university as well as the medical school. Our partners are OB-GYN physicians to make sure that we provide great care here. And we’re fulfilling the Queen’s mission of caring for Hawaiʻi’s women.”

[Closing title: JABSOM and UHP logos, fade to black.]
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