September 21, 2020

Moanalua Medical Center recognized for excellent cancer care

The Women’s Choice Award scored the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii facility in the top 6% of 4,910 hospitals offering cancer care services.

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Contact: Laura M. Lott
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HONOLULU — For the third year in a row, Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award®. This evidence-based designation places Moanalua Medical Center in the top 6% of 4,910 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services.

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 Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.

Kaiser Permanente’s multidisciplinary, team-based approach emphasizes all stages of cancer care, from prevention through treatment. The organization holds an annual cancer screening and prevention fair where medical specialists and counselors provide screening and lifestyle education to hundreds of attendees. Kaiser Permanente also recognizes that women have specialized health care needs. Moanalua Medical Center’s cancer care services include a breast care clinic, which provides cancer patients with a coordinated team made up of oncologists, geneticists, radiologists, surgeons, and support staff who provide comprehensive care under one roof.

“No 2 cancer diagnoses are alike. Our cancer care team at Moanalua Medical Center is committed to providing coordinated, compassionate care that takes into account each patient’s individual health needs,” said Jennifer Carney, MD, chief of oncology and hematology for Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. “We work in partnership with our patients, prioritizing communication, facilitating early detection, and providing access to groundbreaking research and clinical trials to help patients with cancer thrive.”

In 2016, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii was ranked first in the state for breast and colorectal cancer screenings by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. In 2017, Moanalua Medical Center received a 3-year accreditation, the longest available, from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The accreditation is based on quality measures including early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, and end-of-life care. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s outpatient oncology practices are also certified in the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. This national program focuses on quality measures to identify, develop, and implement improvement initiatives with over 150 evidence-based quality measures leading to better care and better outcomes for patients.

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 www.WomensChoiceAward.com to learn more.

About Kaiser Permanente

For 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to shaping the future of health and health care — and helping our members, patients, and communities experience more healthy years. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Since July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 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.