Leahi Hospital Receives Achievement of Excellence Award in Healthcare Quality

Achievement of Excellence AwardHonolulu, Hawaii — Leahi Hospital has received the Achievement of Excellence in Healthcare Quality Award, presented by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health.

With this award, the Diamond Head-Kaimuki nursing home has been recognized for improving the quality of health care given to its residents (long-term care patients) during a three-year assessment period. The award recognizes Leahi Hospital for being actively engaged in improving care in the following areas:

  • Low Physical Restraint
  • Low Pressure Ulcer Rates

Leahi Hospital staff was also recognized for clearly demonstrating a collaborative approach when responding to the needs of the residents including: implementation of evidence-based best practices; team-building activities; and improvement of internal communications.

“Leahi Hospital’s leadership and staff embodied the values that are critical for excellence in health care quality,” said Dee Dee Nelson, MS, Mountain-Pacific director. “These values include a commitment to patient-centered, reliable, and safe care for residents.”

“We are very pleased to be recognized for achieving measured improvement in patient care,” noted Vincent Lee, HHSC Oahu region chief executive officer. “More importantly, we know that utilizing proven standards of care can save lives and I must applaud the work of the Leahi Hospital nursing and support staff in their dedication to quality patient care for our residents.”

Leahi Hospital is one of 12 facilities operated and managed by the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC). Established in 1996, HHSC is a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii. As the state’s safety-net healthcare system, HHSC continues to fulfill the state’s promise to provide quality, hometown healthcare.

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health is a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Hawaii, under a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.