November 10, 2023

Moanalua Medical Center receives top mark for patient safety

Our hospital receives an A grade from The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade.

Contact: Shawn Nakamoto
808-492-5716 (mobile)

HONOLULU — The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit health care transparency advocate, has awarded Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center an A grade in its fall 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade ratings program.

The Hospital Safety Grade is an initiative that measures the overall performance of nearly 3,000 hospitals nationwide by assigning letter grades to each entity based on its record of patient safety. The grades are peer-reviewed and free to the public to act as a resource for patients and their families to make informed health care decisions. The ratings program is administered in the spring and fall every year and is the only hospital ratings program exclusively centered on hospital prevention of medical errors, infections, and injuries that kill more than 500 patients a day nationally.

“Administering high-quality coordinated care while ensuring patient safety is a top priority at all Kaiser Permanente facilities,” said Sam Balukoff, vice president and hospital administrator for Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. “We’re proud to have such a dedicated team of physicians, providers, and staff that consistently goes to great lengths on a daily basis to create a safe environment for our patients and their families as they recover. We thank our team members for their compassion and hard work because they are the pivotal reasons for receiving achievements like this.”

Ratings are based on 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 more than 30 national safety performance measures that reflect errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as the systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. Fewer than 3 out of every 10 hospitals in the U.S. have received an A grade in the fall 2023 report.

To see Moanalua Medical Center’s full grade details and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter, Facebook, and via its newsletter.

About Kaiser Permanente

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.