HONOLULU — The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit health care transparency advocate, has awarded Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center its 12th straight A grade in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The Hospital Safety Grade, administered in the spring and fall every year, measures the overall performance of approximately 2,700 hospitals nationwide in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. Moanalua Medical Center is also honored with the Straight A distinction for receiving 5 or more consecutive A grades.
The Hospital Safety Grade utilizes hospital performance data collected by national health care organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Scores are calculated by using up to 27 national safety measures. The information is publicly available in hospital data related to patient care, medication errors, and infection prevention and released as a free resource to help patients and their families make informed health care decisions. Only 33% of hospitals in the United States received an A grade in the spring 2021 report.
“Fear of COVID-19 can still prevent some patients from getting the care they need, so we’ve taken extraordinary safety precautions at Moanalua Medical Center and all of our clinics to help give folks peace of mind,” said John Yang, MD, president and medical director of Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. “We have a number of intelligent systems in place that highlight potential safety issues for our physicians and providers and help protect our patients from dangerous drug interactions, injuries, and infections.”
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in Hawaii in 1958, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.