Leahi Hospital Nursing Home Off CMS Special Focus List

Honolulu, Hawaii — Leahi Hospital in Honolulu is one of 31 facilities who have been taken off a national list of poor-performing nursing homes. The “recently-graduated list”, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, identifies nursing homes that have not only demonstrated significant improvement, but have also sustained significant improvement for about 12 months (through two surveys).

“The medical staff, employees, and management of Leahi Hospital are

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Maluhia Wins 2008 Excellence Award

Honolulu, Hawaii — Maluhia has been recognized by the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Hawaii, Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Hawaii, as a winner of the 2008 Striving for Excellence Award – for significantly lowering its pressure ulcer rates over the last three years.

“Our nurses, physicians, and other support staff can be justly proud of this national honor,” said Maluhia Administrator Jay Duquette. “Maluhia was able to

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Leahi Hospital Celebrates National Nursing Home Week 2008

Wedding VowsHonolulu, Hawaii — Leahi Hospital, as part of its National Nursing Home Week activities, May 12-16, hosted a renewal of wedding vows event for three couples. The nursing home staff honored Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dornan, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Clark, and, Mr. and Mrs. George Tamura who celebrated their 68th, 47th, and 50th anniversaries, respectively.

“This is a chance for us to celebrate these significant milestones,” said Vincent Lee, Leahi Hospital chief executive officer. “Hawaii needs to hear

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HHSC CEO Picked for Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare

Honolulu, Hawaii — Vincent H.S. Lee, HHSC Oahu region chief executive officer, has been selected in the Modern Healthcare Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare list.

“This is a great honor,” said Vincent Lee. “As healthcare executives, we try our best to respond to an ever-changing environment. It feels extremely gratifying to pause every now and then to let someone tell us that we’re on the right track.”

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