Hawai‘i Delegation Announces $1.4 Million for Kapi‘olani Medical Center
March 5, 2015
Washington, D.C. – The Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation announced today that Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children will receive $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The HRSA grant is made possible through the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program. The HRSA grant will help fund medical education training for residents at Kapi‘olani.
“Investing in our children and helping to ensure their health care needs are met is crucial, and that is exactly what these funds will do for pediatric care at Kapi‘olani Medical Center,” said U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee. “This HRSA grant will help train pediatric residents, including former University of Hawai‘i JABSOM students, and make sure Hawai‘i’s children receive quality health care right here at home.”
“Insuring we have well-trained and qualified doctors in Hawaii to best treat our keiki in times of need is incredibly important,” said U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii). “When doctors are trained in Hawaii, they are more likely to stay in Hawaii. This $1.4 million investment will help finance the training of the next generation of doctors in pediatric specialties.”
“As Hawai‘i’s only exclusive children’s hospital, it is imperative that the Kapiʻolani Medical Center receive the resources it needs to continue to deliver high-quality care for our keiki,” said U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02). “This grant will also encourage medical professionals to stay in Hawai‘i and continue providing essential services to our Hawai‘i families.”
“I am happy to announce that the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children are recipients of a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program,” said U.S. Representative Mark Takai (HI-01). “The $1.4 million will go towards ensuring that we will have the necessary medical personnel required to care for our state’s keiki. Funding such as this is crucial for Hawaii, and while I am in Congress I will continue to work closely with my fellow delegates to provide for all of Hawaii’s people.”
Kapi‘olani Medical Center is Hawai‘i’s only children’s hospital and serves as the pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Hawai‘i’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). The Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program was created in 1999 and passed Congress with bipartisan support. The program provides funding to more than 50 freestanding children’s hospitals across the United States, including Kapi‘olani, to support the training of pediatricians and other residents.