August 9, 2017

Hawaii hospital honored for heart-failure, colon-cancer care

HONOLULU — The U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Hospitals rankings named Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center a “high performing” hospital in heart failure treatment and colon cancer surgery. Moanalua Medical Center ranked in the top 20 percent, nationally, for its treatment of patients suffering from heart failure or requiring colon cancer surgery.

The Best Hospitals report, now in its 28th year, evaluated approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide to measure their performance in high-volume procedures and conditions. Data measuring mortality rates, readmission rates, care-related infections, patient satisfaction scores and other indicators of quality care in patients 65 and older were gathered from a Medicare database, MedPAR. From these numbers, a rating of “high performing,” “average” or “below average” was given in each category.

“We’re proud of our specialty care providers and staff at Moanalua Medical Center, who focus on delivering high-quality, safe and effective care that puts our patients at the center of everything we do,” said Linda Puu, RN, vice president of Quality, Service and Safety, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “Additionally, an emphasis on preventive care helps improve the health of our patients suffering from or at high risk for developing common conditions such as heart failure and colon cancer.”

About Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

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 by Henry J. Kaiser, and in Hawaii since 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. 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 Hawaii is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, community health, and providing patient-centered total health for the people and communities of Hawaii.