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The Queen’s Health System is a nonprofit health care organization with a rich history of caring for the people of Hawai‘i. We have four hospitals and more than 70 preventive, specialty health care locations and labs throughout the Pacific region. And, as the state’s largest employer, we have 10,000 caregivers, medical staff, and leadership to help you achieve optimal health and wellness.

Explore Our History

It all started in 1859 when Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV founded The Queen’s Hospital to address the health care needs of the people of Hawai‘i during a time when epidemics plagued the island of O‘ahu. Little did they know that their efforts more than 160 years ago would grow into the legacy it has become today. In 1967, it was renamed The Queen’s Medical Center and then in 1985, the nonprofit The Queen’s Health System was established. Today, we are a health care leader throughout Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin, delivering comprehensive health care services and programs to Native Hawaiians and all people of Hawai‘i.

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 Hawai‘i.

Our Vision

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

Living the Queen Emma Way

Your health and wellness are our health and wellness. We believe that when we work together as one team, we can achieve great things. And, like our founders, we believe that care is at the foundation of all that we do. We honor them through care and live the Queen Emma Way. 

We care for you. We care for your family. We care for your community.  

C: Compassion guides our actions.

A: Aloha inspires us in all that we do.

R: Respect and understanding are essential for the dignity of all.

E: Excellence is our quest. 

Mahalo for trusting us with your care. 

Leadership

The Queen’s Health System is led by a highly committed, experienced and deeply compassionate group of executives and medical professionals who embody the mission and values of Queen’s and live the Queen Emma Way. Our executive team spans the entire system and is in tune to the health care needs of the people of Hawai‘i. 

Our Board of Trustees live, work and thrive here in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin. They understand the needs of our communities and they are  passionate about making sure that Queen’s remains the preeminent health care system that we know today. 

Quality and Experience

Our 10,000 caregivers, medical staff and leadership at The Queen’s Health System takes and upholds a pledge to put you first. Our diverse and exceptionally qualified medical team delivers care and treatments that are continually advancing through education and research, and nationally recognized for outcomes.

The Queen’s Medical Center, including our Punchbowl and West O‘ahu locations, is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet hospital. Magnet recognition is the highest national honor for nursing excellence. The Queen’s Medical Center achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.s