Dr. Paul N Morton provides trauma coverage at The Queen’s Medical Center.
The Queen’s Medical Center provides a broad coverage of multiple specialties including cardiology, infectious disease, critical care specialists, and other specialists. This additional support allows for the successful care of patients with more complex knee and hip replacement problems. Resident orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants play an important role in the surgical care team. As a teaching facility, Dr. Morton participates in resident education and training the next generation of orthopedics surgeons.
The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu is part the Queen’s Health System, Hawaii’s oldest hospital system, and is the states largest private employer. The system serves as a leading referral center in Hawai’i and the Pacific Basin. Founded in 1859 by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV, the hospital system was created to address the healthcare needs of Native Hawaiians and the people of Hawai’i in response to the smallpox epidemic of 1853.
The Queen’s Health System is the first hospital network in Hawai’i to achieve Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This recognition is provided to hospitals that provide quality patient care and innovations in nursing practice. The Joint Commission provides the Queen’s Health System with the first award for Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification in Hawai’i. This certification recognizes excellence when following national guidelines as set by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and optimal outcomes following hip and knee replacement surgeries. The Queen’s Health System is the only hospital network in the state of Hawai’i that provides a Level I trauma center.