November 21, 2019

Moanalua Medical Center earns an A for patient safety

This is the eighth straight A the hospital has received from the Leapfrog Group.

Contact: Laura M. Lott
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HONOLULU — The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit health care transparency advocate, has awarded Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center its eighth straight A grade in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The Hospital Safety Grade, administered in the spring and fall every year, measures the overall performance of more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide in keeping patients safe from preventable medical errors. Moanalua Medical Center is one of 3 hospitals in Hawaii honored with the straight A distinction of receiving 5 or more consecutive A grades.

The Hospital Safety Grade 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 based on 27 types of publicly available 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. Only 32% of hospitals in the United States have received an A grade in the fall 2018 report.

“Keeping our patients safe while they receive care at our facilities is a top priority at Kaiser Permanente, and we’re proud of our physicians, providers, and staff who work together to create a healthy healing environment,” said Linda Puu, RN, vice president of quality, safety, and care experience at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. “Our integrated electronic medical record system and coordinated care approach helps reduce errors and safety risks, which improves patient outcomes and ensures higher quality of care.”

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 Hawaii in 1958, 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 12.2 million members in eight 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.