U.S. News Ranks Hawaii Nation’s No. 1 State for ‘Best Nursing Homes’

(This article is originally from Pacific Business News)

Hawaii has the highest percentage of nursing homes that earned a five-star rating in a new U.S. News & Word Report report, which ranked Hawaii as the No. 1 state in long-term care for best nursing home facilities.

U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide for its annual “Best Nursing Homes 2014” report.

In Hawaii, 16 facilities, or 40 percent of all nursing homes in the state, earned five-star ratings from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for overall performance in health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care, the highest percentage of facilities with five-star ratings compared to other states.

Nationally, the share of nursing homes with five-star ratings rose to 25 percent this year, from 19 percent last year, U.S. News & World Report said.

“For yet another year, Hawaii holds its place as the leader in long-term care quality. We are very proud of all our facilities,” George Greene, president and CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii, said in a statement. “They work continually and collaboratively throughout the year to maintain excellent standards of care.”

The 16 Hawaii facilities with five-star rankings are:

  • Ann Pearl Nursing Facility, Kaneohe
  • Arcadia Retirement Residence, Honolulu
  • Avalon Care Center – Honolulu, LLC
  • Hale Anuenue Restorative Care, Hilo
  • Hale Ola Kino, Honolulu
  • Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Care Center, Kaneohe
  • Island Nursing Home, Honolulu
  • Kahuku Medical Center
  • Kauai Care Center, Waimea
  • Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waimea
  • Kulana Malama, Ewa Beach
  • Liliha Healthcare Center, Honolulu
  • Maluhia, Honolulu
  • Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Honolulu
  • Molokai General Hospital
  • The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu