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At University Health Partners of Hawaii, we are committed to delivering high-quality healthcare services that prioritize the needs of our patients and our community. Our skilled healthcare professionals work tirelessly to provide compassionate care and personalized treatment plans to ensure the best possible outcomes for every individual we serve.

As an integral part of the University of Hawaii Health Sciences Programs, we are deeply rooted in the pursuit of excellence in clinical care, education, research, and community service. Through our collaborative efforts with the John A. Burns School of Medicine, the Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing, the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, and the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, we strive to advance healthcare innovation and improve health outcomes across Hawaii.

Whether you visit one of our outpatient clinics or benefit from our public school-based health services through the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn program, you can trust that you are receiving top-notch care from a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about making a positive impact on the health and well-being of all.

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University Health Partners of Hawaii serves a major role in supporting the clinical departments of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, the UH Manoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing Hawaii Keiki Program, the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy and other University of Hawaiʻi Health Sciences programs.

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1965: The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa develops a medical school named after then-Governor, John Burns, who strongly believed in medical education in Hawaiʻi. The medical school, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), becomes a two-year medical school operating out of Leʻāhi Hospital in Kaimuki.


JABSOM expands its medical education to four years.


JABSOM is tasked with managing a clinical learning environment within a hospital-based setting to enable doctors to teach residents and stay current within their fields.


JABSOM creates University Health Care Associates (UHCA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to manage its faculty practice with five initial practice locations on Oahu.


UHCA changes its name to University Clinical, Education and Research Associates (UCERA) to better reflect its mission as the supporting faculty practice of JABSOM.


Dr. Jerris R. Hedges, Vice Dean emeritus of Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, joins JABSOM as its Dean.


UCERA is renamed University Health Partners of Hawaii to further hone its focus on local partnerships.


UHP became the practice partner for the UH-Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene to facilitate their partnership with the Hawaii Department of Education in providing school based health services.


Dr. Larry J. Shapiro, Dean emeritus of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, joins UHP as its Chief Executive Officer.


UHP providers now serve in more than 100 locations throughout the islands.


UHP & The Queen’s Health System join, forming the Queen’s University Medical Group – a new physician group – as part of an academic affiliation


UHP & Hawaii Pacific Health form an academic affiliation


Derek Wong joins UHP as its interim Chief Executive Officer.




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