HONOLULU — For the fourth year in a row, Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award®. This evidence-based designation places Moanalua Medical Center in the top 4% of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services.
The America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care award is based on criteria such as the comprehensiveness of diagnostic and treatment services offered, low rates of infection compared to the national average, national accreditations, and female patient satisfaction and preference ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.
Kaiser Permanente’s multidisciplinary, team-based approach emphasizes all stages of cancer care, from prevention through treatment. The organization holds an annual Cancer Screening and Prevention Fair where medical specialists and counselors provide cancer screening and lifestyle education to hundreds of attendees. Kaiser Permanente also recognizes that women have specialized health care needs. Moanalua Medical Center’s cancer care services include a breast care clinic, which provides cancer patients with a coordinated team made up of oncologists, geneticists, radiologists, surgeons, and support staff who provide comprehensive care under one roof.
“Many cancer treatment programs are extremely complex and benefit from having a coordinated team to support and care for patients,” said Jennifer Carney, MD, chief of oncology and hematology for Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “Every step of the way, our cancer experts at Moanalua Medical Center work in partnership with our patients to provide the highest-quality care, including state-of-the-art cancer therapies.”
In 2016, Kaiser Permanente of Hawaii was ranked first in the state for breast and colorectal cancer screenings by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. In 2017, Moanalua Medical Center received a 3-year accreditation, the longest available, from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer based on quality measures including early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, and end-of-life care. Kaiser Permanente of Hawaii’s outpatient oncology practices are also certified in the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. This national program focuses on quality measures to identify, develop, and implement improvement initiatives with over 150 evidence-based quality measures leading to better care and better outcomes for patients.
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 1945, 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 approximately 12.5 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.