The University of Hawai`i Pediatric Residency Program is a three-year, fully-accredited program designed to educate and train pediatricians who will care and advocate for children all over the world. Distinctive features of our close-knit program include managing a broad spectrum of pediatric conditions and cross-cultural experiences afforded by the multicultural population of Hawai`i and the Pacific Islands. The close involvement of subspecialty and general pediatric faculty in the day to day training of residents provides a nurturing clinical learning environment with an emphasis on continuity of care, quality of care, and scholarly activities. Our residents become excellent general pediatricians or go on to pursue fellowships of their choice.
The program is based at the Kapi`olani Medical Center for Women & Children (KMCWC), the only dedicated pediatric and maternal hospital affiliated with the University of Hawai`i, John A. Burns School of Medicine. The hospital serves Hawai`i and the Pacific Basin and contains both faculty and administrative offices.
Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children specifically and Hawai‘i Pacific Health accomplishments:
Recipient of the 2012 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, which recognizes excellence in health information technology, specifically excellence in use of the electronic health record to successfully improve quality of care and patient safety. Only the top 4% are eligible to receive this award.
Recipient of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award
Pres Ganey case study in September 2014 “The Picture of Accountability”, which shared how visual media connects stakeholders to the patient-centered mission at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children
Studer Group, which advises health care organizations to create a workplace culture that creates excellent patient outcomes, recognitions:
2012: “Excellence in Patient Care” Award to Hawai‘i Pacific Health
2012: “Fire Starter Hall of Fame” to Ray Vara, CEO of Hawai‘i Pacific Health
2010: “Fire Starter of the Month” Award to Hawai‘i Pacific Health
2010: “Evidence-Based Leadership Healthcare Organization” Award to Hawai‘i Pacific Health
2010: “Post-Call Phone Calls: The Best 4 Minutes in Health Care”
Member of the Quality Improvement/Patient Safety collaboratives, many by invitation only. These collaboratives allow us to measure our outcomes and work towards solutions to challenges with institutions that strive to provide the highest quality care:
* High Value Healthcare Collaborative
* University of Hawai‘i Cancer Consortium
* National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
* Society for Thoracic Surgeons
* National Cardiac Data Registry
* Premier Quest program
* Vermont Oxford Network
* Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety Network (Kapi‘olani)
Creation of an Accountable Care Organization called Hawai‘i Health Partners.
Three other hospitals: Shriners Hospital for Children, Tripler Army Medical Center and Queen's Medical Center participate in serving as ancillary training sites. Additionally, there are a number of outreach clinics and sites which provide important components of the training program including Queen Emma Clinics, Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Center, Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility and Straub Clinic and Hospital.