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ALTRES Medical Expands with Launch of New Home Care Service

ALTRES Medical Expands with Launch of New Home Care Service
Highest-quality care from Hawaii’s largest and most trusted nurse provider HONOLULU — www.altresmedical.com — ALTRES Medical announced today the launch of ALTRES Medical Home Care, a new, comprehensive service line.

Kaiser Permanente Receives "A" Grade in Patient Safety

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center has been honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. Moanalua Medical Center is one of Kaiser Permanente’s 32 medical centers nationally to receive an A grade.

Kaiser Permanente's Mail-Order Pharmacy Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power

For the sixth consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente's mail-order pharmacy was ranked highest in customer satisfaction by the J.D. Power and Associates 2014 U.S. Pharmacy StudySMMail ordering prescriptions is one way Kaiser Permanente is working to make health care more convenient.

The J.D. Power study measures customer pharmacy satisfaction based on responses from nearly 14,000 customers who filled new prescriptions or refilled current prescriptions in the three months prior to the survey. The study ranks organizations in four categories: cost competitiveness, prescription delivery, prescription ordering process and customer service experience.

"Our patients love the convenience of mail-order prescriptions,” said Ross Takara, Senior Director, Pharmacy Services, Kaiser Permanente. “Having medicine delivered right to their door encourages medication compliance and helps our members thrive."

Free Health Screenings And Demonstrations At HMAA’s ‘Healthy For The Holidays’ Downtown Health Fair

HONOLULU – Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA) is hosting its third annual “Healthy for the Holidays” wellness health fair in downtown Honolulu on Friday, October 24. HMAA invites everyone to a fun-filled event promoting a culture of wellness focusing on a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

The health fair will take place at Tamarind Park, Bishop Square, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will receive free giveaways (while supplies last) and health screenings that include blood pressure and body composition readings. This year’s health fair will feature more than ten wellness vendors and organizations that will share their expertise and give advice on what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle, especially as the stresses of the holidays begin to creep up at the end of the year. There will also be live fitness demonstrations and interactive activities from some of the vendors.

Kaiser Permanente Recognized as a Leader in LGBT Health Care Equality

Kaiser Permanente has been recognized as a leader in LGBT health care equality in the Healthcare Equality Index 2014 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. All 38 of Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals across the country submitted the Health Equity Index survey, and each achieved leadership status for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families.

In 2010, Kaiser Permanente was the first health care provider and hospital system that the Human Rights Campaign designated as a leader in LGBT health care equality. For the past five years, Kaiser Permanente has consistently achieved leader status for all of its hospitals.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii a National Leader in Quality

According to the 2014 National Committee for Quality Assurance's Quality Compass® Kaiser Permanente Hawaii leads the nation in:   

  • Childhood Immunizations (Combo 10)
  • HPV immunization for adolescent girls
  • COPD exacerbation treatment
  • LDL screening among cardiovascular patients

The annual Quality Compass data assesses the performance of more than 500 health plans on many important clinical and service standards, including medication management and respiratory conditions.

“We strive to put our members at the center of everything we do to ensure they’re receiving world-class care,” said Karen Ching, MD, Associate Medical Director of Quality at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “We are honored to receive this recognition by the NCQA for our commitment to quality and doing what is best for the patient.”

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Launches “Medical Selfie” Technology

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the launch of a new virtual feature available on KP.org, its award-winning integrated member resource website. Through a secured email server, patients can now send digital images to their physicians, including pictures of concerning rashes, wounds or other injuries. This new feature allows patients to quickly provide information to help their physician better manage their condition, and identify potentially serious issues that require a face-to-face visit.