Two Hawaii Pacific Health Medical Centers Achieve Elite National Recognition from The Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety

Pali Momi and Straub Medical Centers earn A rating in The Leapfrog Group's Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade 11/08/2018

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Two Hawaii Pacific Health medical centers – Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center – achieved straight ‘A’s in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade, released today. With the Hospital Safety Grades, Leapfrog assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on how safe they are for patients.

“Patient safety and high quality compassionate care are among our highest priorities and we couldn’t be more proud to achieve this recognition for both Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center,” said Art Gladstone, CEO of Straub Medical Center and Pali Momi Medical Center. “It is a fitting testament to the hard work and effort put forth by our physicians, nurses and staff to ensure our patients are cared for in the safest environment possible.”

Straub has received an A rating since the program’s inception in 2012, while this is the third consecutive year that Pali Momi has received an A.

Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign the grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

“Pali Momi Medical Center’s and Straub Medical Center’s continued success in achieving an A rating is evidence that Hawaii Pacific Health places an emphasis on protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. We are inspired by Pali Momi’s and Straub’s leadership on patient safety,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.

To see the full scoring for Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center, and to access consumer-friendly tips for patients, visit HospitalSafetyGrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

About Straub Medical Center:
Founded in 1921, Straub Medical Center includes a 159-bed hospital in Honolulu, a network of neighborhood clinics and a visiting specialist program that reaches throughout the state of Hawaii. Straub has been recognized with numerous awards for quality, patient safety and experience, including the Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. It also received an “A” in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, and was the only hospital in Hawaii to receive a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

With over 400 physicians who are leaders in their fields, Straub provides its patients with diagnoses and treatments for more than 32 different medical specialties, including bone and joint, heart, cancer, endocrinology/diabetes, family medicine, gastroenterology, geriatric medicine, internal medicine, vascular and urology. Straub is home to the Pacific Region’s only multidisciplinary burn treatment center. The hospital consistently brings new technologies and innovative medical practices to Hawaii, such as minimally invasive cardiac surgery and total joint replacement. Straub is an affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health, one of the state’s largest health care providers and a not-for-profit health care network with over 70 locations statewide including medical centers, clinics, physicians and other caregivers serving Hawaii and the Pacific region with high quality, compassionate care. In addition to Straub, Hawaii Pacific Health includes Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center and Wilcox Medical Center. Learn more at StraubHealth.org.

About Pali Momi Medical Center:
With 118 beds and more than 500 physicians on its medical staff, Pali Momi Medical Center offers a full range of services for the communities of Central and West Oahu. The hospital has delivered many medical firsts for the community, including Central and West Oahu’s only interventional cardiac catheterization units to detect and treat heart disease and the largest comprehensive center for cancer care. It is designated as a Level III Trauma Center as well as a Primary Stroke Center, which recognizes its high quality care for stroke patients. Pali Momi also has a fully integrated minimally invasive surgical suite, emergency services, a comprehensive women’s center, CT scan and MRI services, and the state’s first retina center. The hospital is an affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health, one of the state’s largest health care providers and a not-for-profit health care system with over 70 locations statewide including medical centers, clinics, physicians and other caregivers serving Hawaii and the Pacific Region with high quality, compassionate care. In addition to Pali Momi, Hawaii Pacific Health includes Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Straub Medical Center and Wilcox Medical Center. Learn more at PaliMomi.org.

About Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Pacific Health is a not-for-profit health care system with over 70 locations statewide including medical centers, clinics, physicians and other caregivers serving Hawaii and the Pacific region with high quality, compassionate care. Its four medical centers – Kapiolani, Pali Momi, Straub and Wilcox – specialize in innovative programs in women’s health, pediatric care, cardiovascular services, cancer care, bone and joint services and more. Hawaii Pacific Health is recognized nationally for its excellence in patient care and the use of electronic health records to improve quality and patient safety. Learn more at HawaiiPacificHealth.org.

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Kristen Bonilla
kristen.bonilla@hawaiipacifichealth.org
(808) 535-7982

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