May 7, 2024

Moanalua Medical Center receives top mark for patient safety

Kaiser Permanente hospital is the only one in Hawaii to receive an “A” grade.

Contact: Tammy Mori Brownfield

HONOLULU — The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit health care transparency advocate, has awarded Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center an “A” grade in the spring 2024 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center is one of 626 hospitals nationwide — and the only hospital in Hawaii — to have received this designation.

The Hospital Safety Grade, administered in the spring and fall every year, measures the overall performance of nearly 3,000 hospitals nationwide in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. Moanalua Medical Center is also honored with the Straight “A” distinction for receiving five or more consecutive “A” grades.

The Hospital Safety Score utilizes 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 using more than 30 national safety measures. The information is publicly available in hospital data related to patient care, medication errors and infection prevention and released as a free resource to help patients and their families make informed health care decisions. Less than one-third of hospitals in the U.S. have received an “A” grade in the spring 2024 report.

“Ensuring the safety of our patients during their time in our care is of utmost importance to our dedicated physicians, providers and staff at Kaiser Permanente,” said Sam Balukoff, vice president and hospital administrator for Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. “Leveraging our integrated electronic medical record system and connected care approach, we concentrate on safeguarding our patients to enhance care outcomes, ensuring that each patient’s journey toward health is supported every step of the way.”

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 12.5 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.