Caring for Hawai‘i Neonates 2022 PSA
Our 2022 PSA describing our mission to serve Hawai‘i's neonates and their families, and our services.

Island Girl, Island Boy, Noelani, and Pono
These characters were created by Disney animator, Jeffrey Merghart as a gift to Caring for Hawai'i Neonates. With over three decades of friendship with Jeffrey and his wife Donna, Leilani requested a character that would be the spokesperson of the organization in its promotional materials, printed and digital alike. This gave birth to octuplets! Four (4) of them were christened as Island Girl, Island Boy, Noelani (fine mist of heaven), and Pono (righteousness). They have evolved and will be going on different adventures individually, as pairs, or as a group. Mahalo ke Akua.

Caring for Hawai‘i Neonates PSA
Our 2021 PSA describing our mission to serve Hawai‘i's neonates and their families, and our services.

COINN 2019 Reflections
Thank you to all those who made the journey to Auckland, New Zealand for the COINN 2019 Conference, kindly hosted by Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) & Neonatal Nurses College of Aotearoa (NNCA). We hope you got significant value out of your attendance and also enjoyed our lovely "City of Sails". This twitter story is a compilation of tweets for #COINN2019 from the wonderful COINN conference in Auckland, New Zealand, May 2019.

Tripler Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Grand Opening
TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The completion of the first half of a two-phased renovation project for a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, here, was celebrated with a blessing and lei ceremony, April 3, 2012. Tripler now has the first single family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on island and also in the military. Its state-of-the-art design and technology make this unit one of the safest patient units on island. The second half of the project is slated to be complete in early 2013.
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Hawaii State Center for Nursing
Established in 2003, we are dedicated to ensuring Hawai‘i is the best place for nurses to work and believe that excellence in nursing practice leads to quality care for the people of Hawai‘i. Our Vision is to be a champion for nursing excellence and trusted collaborative partner developing a healthcare workforce committed to the promise of quality care for all the people of Hawaii. Through collaborative partnerships, the Center provides accurate nursing workforce data for planning, disseminates nursing knowledge to support excellence in practice and leadership development, promotes a diverse workforce, and advocates for sound health policy to serve the changing health care needs of the people of Hawaii.

Reflecting on International Neonatal Nursing Day (pdf)
It’s a fact: every day of the year there is a worthy cause to recognise and celebrate; prematurity and the neonatal environment are given fair exposure towards the last few months of the year. In the US; the consequences of premature birth are recognised in September with Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness month and then again in November with National Preemie Month. On 17 November, World Prematurity Day raises global awareness of the consequences of prematurity and has gained momentum over the years with the lighting up of iconic buildings around the world in purple.

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease
Jimmy and his wife Molly welcomed their second child together, William “Billy” Kimmel. At three days old, Billy had successful open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and is now home with his family. Jimmy opens up about his son’s birth and health complications and encourages donations to Children's Hospital Los Angeles where Billy and so many other kids get such wonderful care. The importance of bedside baby nurses cannot be understated!

Kanile'a Makes First-ever Endemic Hawaiian Hardwood 'Ukulele
The nonprofit Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative has unveiled the world's first-ever ukulele built entirely from endemic Hawaiian hardwoods.The ukulele was designed and hand crafted by a team of nearly 20 master artisans under the guidance of Master Luthier Joseph Souza at Kanile'a 'Ukulele, a renowned Hawaii musical instrument company. This magnificent piece showcases the sustainable use of Hawaiian hardwoods under HLRI's Legacy Tree program, as well as the Legacy Carbon program overseen by HLH, LLC, a sustainable forestry company based on Hawaii Island.

Family portraits honor legacy of terminally ill children
The organization Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep trains volunteers to provide families with free portraits for terminally ill newborns as well as remembrance photography. Denise Karabinus will be taking part in a Neonatal Professionals Institute conference on Sept. 16 at the Hale Koa Hotel. She will be speaking about her own experience as well as the organization Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. Her presentation will begin at 9:45 a.m. and is open to the public.