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Kuakini Medical Center


Kuakini Medical Center started out as a 38-bed facility in Kapalama called the Japanese Charity Hospital. It was established in April 1900 by the Japanese Benevolent Society to provide free care for Japanese immigrant plantation workers who were left homeless by a fire which devastated much of Chinatown in January 1900.

Over the years, the hospital grew and moved to its current location on Kuakini Street in 1917. In 1975, to commemorate its 75th anniversary and to reflect its expanded services to the communicty, the hospital was renamed Kuakini Medical Center. Kuakini celebrated its 100th anniversary in the year 2000.

Today, Kuakini Medical Center is the last surviving hospital in the United States that was founded by Japanese immigrants.

Kuakini Medical Center is a non-profit corporation and is a subsidiary of Kuakini Health System. Kuakini Medical Center and the Health System are committed to providing high quality health care services to the community. Kuakini's programs and services are available to everyone regardless of ethnicity, sex, physical disability, age, religious affiliation or ability to pay.

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  • Company Industry:Health Care / Social Assistance
  • Company Type:Non-Profit Organization
  • Number of Employees:501-5000
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    The mission of Kuakini Health System is to improve the health status of the community by:

    - Providing comprehensive health care services and programs at reasonable cost
    - Continuously improving the quality of healthcare services and programs
    - Encouraging clinical research
    - Supporting training and education programs for health care personnel
    - Offering community service programs

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