HONOLULU — For the fifth 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 6% of 4,728 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. Kaiser Permanente 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.
“Every step of the way, our experienced cancer experts at Moanalua Medical Center work in partnership with our patients to provide high-quality care, including state-of-the-art therapies,” said Jennifer Carney, MD, chief of oncology and hematology for Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. “Receiving the Women’s Choice Award for the fifth straight year demonstrates our commitment to prioritizing our patients’ comfort, safety, and satisfaction.”
Since 2017, Moanalua Medical Center continues to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Accreditation is based on standards of high-quality coordinated care focusing on the full continuum of cancer, from prevention to survivorship and end-of-life care. Kaiser Permanente’s outpatient oncology practices in Hawaii 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.
The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women to make smarter choices for themselves and their families. The company and its awards identify the brands, products and services that are most recommended and trusted by women. The Women’s Choice Award is the only evidence-based quality designation that drives consumer and patient appreciation through education, empowerment and validation. Additionally, they recognize those that deliver a recommendation-worthy customer experience. Visit www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.
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 12.6 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.