HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award®. Presented by WomenCertified Inc., this evidence-based designation scored Moanalua Medical Center in the top nine percent of 4,812 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services.
The America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care recognition is awarded based on the presence of specific cancer-related services offered on-site, infection rates and patient recommendation ratings on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. Hospitals must also be designated by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Classification as one of four specific types of cancer programs in order to be recognized. In 2017, Moanalua Medical Center received three-year accreditation from the commission based on quality measures including early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation and end-of-life care.
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 providing comprehensive care under one roof.
“The American Cancer Society estimates that thousands of people in Hawaii will receive a cancer diagnosis this year, which is devastating news to patients and their families,” said Jennifer Carney, MD, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “Our coordinated care approach takes into account our patients’ total picture of health and enables us to deliver safer, more effective care. Thanks to our dedicated providers and staff, we’re grateful to make a difference in the lives of numerous cancer survivors every year.”
America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care combines national accreditations, (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s health care preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in cancer care services based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
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
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 11.7 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. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.