Henry John Kaiser was a builder of many things – ships, cars, roads, natural gas pipelines, dams (including the famous Hoover Dam). His partnership with Dr. Sidney Garfield revolutionizes health care and launches Kaiser Permanente.


Kaiser first visits Hawaii in 1954 and falls in love with the state. He soon builds a cement plant, radio and TV stations, the Hawaiian Village (now known as the Hilton Hawaiian Village), and the first Hawaii Kai residential community.


Kaiser Permanente Ala Moana Medical Center opens and is decades ahead of its time. It uses trade winds for cooling, electronic window drapery controls, and nurse station alerts.


Kaiser Permanente Ala Moana Medical Center opens its first computer lab and begins using computer technology for more accurate record keeping.


Kaiser Permanente develops a program to reach rural populations on the North Shore of Oahu.


Kaiser Permanente pioneers "lifestyle medicine" with the launch of health education programs in Hawaii schools.


Moanalua Medical Center opens in 1985 to meet the growing population of Hawaii members.


Kaiser Permanente Hawaii becomes the first health plan in Hawaii to receive the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation.


UNICEF and the World Health Organization designate Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center as the first Baby-Friendly Hospital in Hawaii in recognition of its breastfeeding advocacy and education.


Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is first to implement Kaiser Permanente's electronic health records system. Today, with more than 12 million members, Kaiser Permanente has the largest private electronic health records system in the world.


Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has the highest breast cancer screening rate in the nation for women between 42 and 69 years of age.


Kaiser Permanente funds and develops the first health needs assessment for the entire state of Hawaii. The findings guide a multifaceted approach toward dealing with health disparities in Hawaii.


Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center is the first hospital in Hawaii to offer room service to patients.


Kaiser Permanente Hawaii launches its internal medicine residency program to develop more doctors and help address the primary care physician shortage in the islands.


The state-of-the-art, 40,000 square foot Kona Medical Office opens on Hawaii Island.


Kaiser Permanente opens its first facility on Kauai, now serving more than 3,600 members on the island.


More than a quarter of a million people in Hawaii choose Kaiser Permanente for integrated care, affordable coverage, and medical excellence.