January 16, 2024

Moanalua Medical Center receives national recognitions

Kaiser Permanente’s hospital in Hawaii receives three 2024 Women’s Choice Awards.

Contact: Shawn Nakamoto

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has received America’s Best Hospital distinction in three categories by Women’s Choice Award®. These awards are presented annually by WomenCertified, Inc. to help women make the most informed health care decisions for themselves and their families. According to WomenCertified, Inc., it uses evidence-based criteria that is 100% objective, replicable, and uniform, with no subjective considerations.

In the 2024 Best Hospitals Award Report, Moanalua Medical Center has been named a Best Hospital in the following categories:

  • Best Hospitals for Obstetrics — Moanalua Medical Center ranked in the top 10% of 4,728 U.S. hospitals for obstetric services. The facility has received this award for the 10th consecutive year. This award is determined by data compiled from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys which focus on overall patient satisfaction and recommendation. The list awards additional points based on the following factors: presence of a Level III/IV neonatal intensive care unit; early elective delivery rates between 0 and 1%; and below-average infection and surgical complication scores.
  • Best Hospitals for Cancer Care — Moanalua Medical Center ranked in the top 10% of 4,728 U.S. hospitals for its cancer care services. It is the seventh consecutive year that the facility’s Comprehensive Community Cancer Program has received this award. 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 HCAHPS survey.
  • Best Hospitals for Stroke Care — Moanalua Medical Center ranked in the top 10% of 4,728 U.S. hospitals offering stroke care services. It is the fourth year in a row its advanced primary stroke center has received this award. The Stroke Care award is based on the degree of care available to a stroke patient and criteria including relevant clinical performance, treatment and intervention techniques, patient satisfaction, and appropriate accreditations as well as evaluating HCAHPS patient survey results, which must give the hospital a recommendation greater than or equal to the national average.

“At Kaiser Permanente, we understand that women's health encompasses a unique spectrum of care and we’re dedicated to providing personalized and comprehensive services tailored to each stage of a woman's life,” said Lynne Grieco, MD, professional chief of staff, Moanalua Medical Center. “These awards are a testament to Moanalua Medical Center’s hardworking team and our commitment to delivering comprehensive care, exceptional service, and compassionate support to patients and their families every step of the way.”

The Moanalua Medical Center is a nationally recognized acute care hospital delivering exceptional care with industry-leading technology. With diagnostic imaging, 24-hour emergency department, pharmacy, specialty clinics, and a family birth center on-site, the hospital is symbolic of the Kaiser Permanente mission — to deliver integrated and coordinated care that puts patients at the center of all that they do.

About the Women’s Choice Award®

The Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals™ is a trusted referral source and coveted credential that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on robust criteria that includes relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations. The Best Hospitals demonstrate exceptional ratings, providing the highest level of care and commitment to their patients’ health and well-being. The Women's Choice Award is the only designation that takes into consideration the preferences of women when selecting a hospital. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ 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.