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Hawaii's Health Care Leader

The Queen’s Health Systems is a nonprofit health care organization with a legacy of caring for the people of Hawaii that dates back to 1859. As Hawaii’s oldest and preeminent family of hospitals and health care companies, we provide preventive and specialty health care services in more than 70 locations throughout the Pacific. The Queen’s Health Systems became the state’s largest private employer in 2017, with more than 7,450 employees and over 1,700 physicians networked statewide.

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Our Mission

To fulfill the intent of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV to provide in perpetuity quality health care services to improve the well-being of Native Hawaiians and all of the people of Hawaii.

Our Vision

To be the preeminent health care system of the Pacific, providing superior patient care that is continually advanced through education and research.

Our Guiding Principle and Shared Values

To serve as one team committed to the best patient C.A.R.E. for our community. In the footsteps of our Founders, we believe that Compassion guides our actions, Aloha inspires us in all that we do, Respect and understanding are essential for the dignity of all; and Excellence is our quest. When we bring these values to our work with patients, we honor our Founders and Live the Queen Emma Way.

Our History  

Queen’s began with a single hospital founded in 1859 by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV to address the health care needs of the people of Hawaii during a time when epidemics were sweeping the islands. They named the hospital The Queen’s Hospital, which became The Queen’s Medical Center in 1967. The Queen’s Health Systems was established in 1985 to provide expanded health care services and programs to the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Basin. Today, the Queen’s mission extends to four hospitals and 70 health care centers and labs throughout Hawaii and the Pacific.