(Honolulu, Hawaii) – Mountain Pacific is proud to announce the recipients of the 2023 Nursing Home Quality Awards. This year’s award criteria were based on a quality measure point system that included decreasing adverse drug events, preventing infection, decreasing readmissions, improving resident vaccination rates for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines and a bonus category that acknowledged nursing homes that were never referred to Mountain Pacific from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for COVID-19 outbreak.
Eleven Hawaii long-term care facilities met these goals and will receive their awards in the coming weeks.
Four facilities will receive the Excellence in Quality Award, the top award:
- Pu’uwai ‘O Makaha
- Hi’olani at Kahala Nui
- Lanai Community Hospital
- Hale Ola Kino by Arcadia
Seven facilities will receive the Achievement in Quality Award:
- Clarence T.C. Ching Villas
- Kulana Malama
- Legacy Hilo Rehabilitation & Nursing
- 15 Craigside
- Kula Hospital
“Excellence in elder care is not just a nursing home commitment, it’s a way of life,” said Jolene Kageyama, Hawaii Account Manager for Mountain Pacific, “Hawaii’s nursing homes have demonstrated incredible resilience and an unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of their communities and the residents they serve. Mountain Pacific is honored and proud to present them with these awards acknowledging their extraordinary accomplishments. We look forward to ongoing and continued partnership that will further enhance the quality of care to the people they serve.”
About Mountain Pacific—Mountain Pacific is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and holds federal and state contracts that allow them to oversee the quality of care for Medicare and Medicaid members. Mountain Pacific works within its four-state region (Montana, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii, which includes the U.S. Pacific Territories of Guam and American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) to help improve the delivery of health care and the systems that provide it. Mountain Pacific’s goal is to increase access to high-quality health care that is affordable, safe and of value to the patients they serve. www.mpqhf.org
This material was prepared by Mountain Pacific, a Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS. 12SOW-MPQHF-HI-NH-11/23-09