Big Island Hospitals Receive Top Rankings
All three major Big Island hospitals were recently ranked within the top five of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ recent rankings under the Department of Health and Human Services.
Hilo Medical Center received top recognition in the state, while North Hawai’i Community Hospital ranked second and Kona Community Hospital listed fourth on the list.
“Last week, we were informed that Hilo Medical Center had the best scores in the state for preventing hospital-acquired conditions,” said Dan Brinkman, East Hawaii Regional Chief Executive Office of Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation. “In fact, just 54 hospitals in the country posted better scores. This ranking demonstrates the high quality of our services that result in better outcomes for our patients.”
On a yearly basis, public and private hospitals across the nation track and measure key indicators that are then used to rank under the Department of Health and Human Services.
Poor ranking hospitals are penalized through adjusted Medicare payments.
“Beyond the financial incentive, we have an incredible team of physicians, nurses, aides and housekeepers in all clinical areas who care deeply about our community and are committed to quality and patient satisfaction,” said Brinkman.
Hilo Medical Center was ranked with a 1.5 for hospital-acquired conditions, which places the Hilo hospital in the top two percent of 3,308 hospitals across the country involved in the CMS HAC Reduction Program, according to hospital officials.
Hawai’I Hospital Rankings:
- 1. Hilo Medical Center
- 2. North Hawai’i Community Hospital
- 3. Kuakini Medical Center
- 4. Kona Community Hospital
- 5. Castle Medical Center
- 6. Straub Clinic and Hospital
- 7. The Queen’s Medical Center
- 8. Kaiser Foundation Hospital
- 9. Wilcox Memorial Hospital
- 10. Wahiawa General Hospital
- 11. Pali Momi Medical Center
- 12. Maui Memorial Medical Center