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 207 beds and 66 bassinets, the nonprofit hospital is Hawai‘i’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. It is also a tertiary care, 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 care, air transport, maternal fetal medicine, and high-risk perinatal care. More than 1,500 employees and 630 physicians provide specialty care at Kapi‘olani Medical Center. The hospital is home to Kapi‘olani Women’s Center and Kapi‘olani Women’s Cancer Center - the state’s only dedicated breast health and gynecological cancer centers. Kapi‘olani offers numerous community programs and services, such as the Kapi‘olani Child Protection Center and Sex Abuse Treatment Center. Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children is an affiliate of Hawai‘i Pacific Health, the state’s largest health care provider. Learn more at www.kapiolani.org.


The mission of Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children is to improve and advocate for the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region.

A History of Caring

Queen Kapi‘olani founded the Kapi‘olani Maternity Home in 1890. She held bazaars and luau to raise the $8,000 needed. In 1909, Albert and Emma Wilcox donated the funds to open Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital, a hospital for Hawai‘i’s children envisioned by Dr. James R. Judd and Sanford Dole. In 1978, the two hospitals merged to become Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children. 

The Campaign for Hawai‘i's ChildrenKMCWC - By The Numbers

A capital campaign to rebuild and expand Kapi‘olani Medical Center is underway. Co-chairs Bert and Susan Kobayashi, and Dee Jay and Don Mailer are
leading volunteers in an effort to raise $30 million. The Campaign for Hawai‘i’s Children is the largest philanthropic effort in Hawai‘i for the health care of our keiki and is focused on the first of a multiphased renewal of Kapi‘olani. For more information visit www.kapiolanigift.org.

Did You Know?

  • Kapi‘olani Women’s Center was awarded the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the doctors who specialize in mammography and breast diagnostics – the American College of Radiology – placing Kapi‘olani in the top 8% nationally.
  • Kapi‘olani is a major teaching hospital for the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine Pediatric and OB/GYN programs.
  • 48% of Kapi‘olani patients come from uninsured or underinsured families.
  • Kapi‘olani provided more than $3.20 million in uncompensated or charity care in fiscal year 2012.


  • Keith Matsumoto, M.D., Chair of the Board
  • Ray Vara, President & Chief Executive Officer of Hawai‘i Pacific Health, President of Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children
  • Martha Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children
  • Stephen E. Lin, M.D., Chief of Staff

A Nonprofit Hospital

The Kapi‘olani Health Foundation supports the charitable mission of its nonprofit hospital affiliate, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, by raising funds to provide the people of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region with specialty medical care, life-saving equipment, community outreach and education, and to further local research.




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