Hawaii’s hospitals, along with hospitals across the country, have been graded for safety.  The June 6 report released by the Leapfrog Group  includes a detailed report on Hawaii’s medical facilities. (See that list here and below)

  • Receiving A grades were KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL and STRAUB CLINIC AND HOSPITAL
  • B grades were awarded to CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER and THE QUEENS MEDICAL CENTER
  • And C grades were given to HAWAII MEDICAL CENTER EAST, HAWAII MEDICAL CENTER WEST, HILO MEDICAL CENTER, KAPIOLANI MEDICAL CENTER AT PALI MOMI, NORTH HAWAII COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AND WILCOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
  • Hospitals with grades still pending include KUAKINI MEDICAL CENTER and Wahiawa General HospitalGeorge Greene, Esq., Healthcare Association of Hawaii President and CEO, said  the public should know Hawaii hospitals are 100 percent serious about patient safety.”Just ask any of the men and women who save lives in our hospitals each day,” Greene said. “Patient safety can never be overemphasized. We will take the time to carefully review this report, remedy any areas of concern, and continue to share best practices in order to deliver the highest quality care.”

    There was some good news for Hawaii’s patients and hospital management teams: Hawaii is ranked first in the US as the state with the lowest incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections.

    In addition, The Healthcare Association of Hawaii said 21 Hawaii hospitals are participating in “Partnership for Patients”, a federally-funded initiative to improve quality.

    The report said “of the 2,652 general hospitals issued a Hospital Safety Score, 729 earned an “A,” 679 earned a “B,” and 1243 earned a “C” or below.”

    Nationally, the report said “roughly a quarter of the hospitals have received an A, a quarter have received a B, and most of the remainder of hospitals have received a C. Hawaii grades fall in similar percentages to those nation-wide, with comparable grade distribution to states such as Texas and New York.”

    The report explain a “C” grade means “average” and most facilities will get a C, including “recognized health care icons”, such as the Cleveland Clinic.

    Here is more from the report on Hospitals in Hawaii and the grades they received:


    CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER

    640 ULUKAHIKI ST
    Kailua, HI 96734

    View the full Score

    HAWAII MEDICAL CENTER EAST

    2230 LILIHA STREET
    Honolulu, HI 96817

    View the full Score

    HAWAII MEDICAL CENTER WEST

    91-2141 FORT WEAVER ROAD
    Ewa Beach, HI 96706

    View the full Score

    HILO MEDICAL CENTER

    1190 WAIANUENUE AVENUE
    Hilo, HI 96720

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    KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL

    3288 MOANALUA RD
    Honolulu, HI 96819

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    KAPIOLANI MEDICAL CENTER AT PALI MOMI

    98-1079 MOANALUA ROAD
    Aiea, HI 96701

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    KUAKINI MEDICAL CENTER

    347 NORTH KUAKINI STREET
    Honolulu, HI 96817

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    NORTH HAWAII COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

    67 1125 MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY
    Kamuela, HI 96743

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    STRAUB CLINIC AND HOSPITAL

    888 SO KING STREET
    Honolulu, HI 96813

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    THE QUEENS MEDICAL CENTER

    1301 PUNCHBOWL ST
    Honolulu, HI 96813

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    WAHIAWA GENERAL HOSPITAL

    128 LEHUA STREET
    Wahiawa, HI 96786

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    WILCOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

    3420 KUHIO HIGHWAY
    Lihue, HI 96766

    View the full Score


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