The Queen's Medical Center

District General Hospital | Honolulu, Hawaii

Hospital description

The Queen’s Medical Center is a private non-profit hospital in downtown Honolulu and the largest private hospital in Hawaii, with 505 acute care beds and 28 sub-acute beds. It is the only level one trauma centre in the state of Hawaii. The medical centre employs more than 3,000 people, including some 1,200 physicians.

It is often referred to as the leading medical referral centre in the Pacific basin and offers a comprehensive range of primary and specialist services to the population of Hawaii. Queen’s Medical Center is also approved to participate in residency training by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and so offers a structured programme to junior doctors/students.

The hospital was founded in 1859 and named for the Hawaiian royal family, specifically, Queen Emma, wife of King Kamehameha IV. This was in response to the desire of the royal family to provide, in perpetuity, quality healthcare services to improve the well-being of native Hawaiians and all the people of Hawaii. At the time of the hospital’s inception, the continued existence of the Hawaiian race was seriously threatened by the influx of disease brought to the islands by foreign visitors.

Since its inauguration, the Queen’s Medical Center has become a major provider of healthcare to the people of Hawaii, and still maintains the ethos on which it was founded in 1859, fulfilling the desire of King Kamehameha and Queen Emma to provide affordable care to the people of Hawaii and ensuring their wellbeing.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Private


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