HONOLULU (KHON2) - Kaiser Permanente was founded by Henry J. Kaiser, an American industrialist and entrepreneur who left a profound legacy in Hawaii.
Kaiser shaped Waikiki with the building of the Hilton Hawaiian Village and developed the neighborhood of Hawaii Kai.
In 1958, he built the Kaiser Permanente Ala Moana Medical Center.
It was a state-of-the-art hospital serving 5,000 members.
As Kaiser Permanente grew, they opened the Moanalua Medical Center in 1985 to provide more health care services to the member base.
Today, Moanalua Medical Center is their hub of hospital services and specialty care.
Kaiser also has 20 clinics and medical offices serving more than 250,000 members throughout the state.
Health care technology has gone through an amazing evolution and Kaiser Permanente is proud to be a part of that.
The Ala Moana Medical Center began using computer technology for more accurate record keeping in 1967.
Today, Kaiser has the largest and one of the most advanced private electronic health record system in the world that uses medical technology to provide higher quality, and more innovative care to patients.
This year, Kaiser Permanente welcomed the new Da Vinci surgical system to Moanalua Medical Center.
The system allows surgeons to operate through small incisions by giving them a 3-D, high definition view of the body.
Innovations like these advance the level of treatment provides members greater options when it comes to their care.
And Kaiser is expanding, working on developing a $60 million Kapolei Medical Office to serve members in West Oahu.
This medical office will be much more than a place where people come to get care when they are sick.
It’s envisioned to becoming an active center for health and wellness, where families and the community can get preventive care, take classes and learn about healthy habits and lifestyles.
Kaiser Permanente plans to open the doors of the new Kapolei Medical Office in 2021.
For more information visit them online at https://kp.org.