March 7, 2017

Moanalua Medical Center named a top hospital for patient safety

HONOLULU Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center has received the 2017 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals™ for Patient Safety. Presented by WomenCertified Inc., this evidence-based designation recognizes top health care institutions throughout the nation based on criteria that measures female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

America’s Best Hospitals is the only national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction, patient recommendation ratings and what women say they want from a hospital. The patient safety award uses data reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to identify hospitals that have exceptional performance limiting a wide range of hospital-associated infections, complications during and after surgery, and complications associated with medical treatments.

“At Kaiser Permanente, we make patient safety a priority by putting our patients at the center of everything we do,” said Mary Ann Barnes, RN, president of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Hawaii Region. “Our physicians and care providers use best-practice standards and an integrated health care model to provide safe, effective care for our patients and their families.”

Also in 2017, Kaiser Permanente was recognized by Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics and Gynecology, America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery, and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.

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 Hawaii has provided total health to the people of Hawaii for nearly 60 years, with physicians who are members of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, the largest multi-specialty physician group practice in the state of Hawaii. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. Visit for additional information. Become a fan of good health with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii: Like our page at and follow @KPHawaii on Twitter.