Honolulu, Hawaii — Maluhia, the Alewa Heights long-term care facility, has earned a Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest overall rating based upon three key areas related to quality of care for nursing home residents: health inspections, quality measures and staffing information.
“At Maluhia, we’re extremely proud and excited of our rankings,” said Derek Akiyoshi, administrator. “Every member of our staff deserves this honor, which clearly reflects Maluhia’s dedication to our residents (long-term care patients), adult day health participants and community.”
“Maluhia’s employees and medical staff demonstrated that they are dedicated and committed to excel in areas that are critically important to our residents and their respective families, including: trust, dependability, compassion, respect and skilled training.” added Vincent Lee, chief executive officer, HHSC Oahu region.
Maluhia 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.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a federal agency that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid. CMS also monitors quality standards in long-term care facilities (more commonly referred to as nursing homes) through its survey and certification process.