September 2, 2022

Moanalua Medical Center recognized for obstetrics care

Women’s Choice Award places hospital among the top U.S. hospitals for pregnant patients.

Contact: Laura M. Lott
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HONOLULU — For the eighth consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by Women’s Choice Award®. Presented by WomenCertified, Inc., this evidence-based designation scored Moanalua Medical Center in the top 8% of 4,728 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.

The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics list compiles data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys. The list awards additional points based on the following factors: presence of a level 3/4 neonatal intensive care unit; early elective delivery rates between 0 and 1%; baby-friendly facility designation; and below-average infection and surgical complication scores.

“At Kaiser Permanente, we value the safety of our pregnant patients throughout their prenatal and postnatal care journey,” said Alexa Sueda, MD, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. “Our Family Birth Center at Moanalua Medical Center is designed to ensure that new and hopeful parents receive exceptional care and support. We’re proud to be recognized as a leading hospital for obstetrics in the U.S.”

The Family Birth Center at Moanalua Medical Center provides coordinated labor and delivery care in a safe and comfortable setting, facilitated by a team made up of the patient’s obstetrician-gynecologist, certified nurse-midwife, neonatologist, and other care providers. New mothers and their families enjoy a personalized birth experience with private delivery suites, mother-baby rooms, room service, and labor aids such as a birthing ball and hydrotherapy tub. Moanalua Medical Center makes breastfeeding support and education a priority for new parents and was the first hospital in the state of Hawaii to receive Baby-Friendly designation by Baby-Friendly USA, a World Health Organization and UNICEF initiative.

About the Women’s Choice Award®

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 to learn more.

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.