Honolulu, Hawaii — Derek Akiyoshi has been appointed interim chief executive officer for the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Oahu Region. He will succeed Vincent Lee, who is retiring as regional CEO on December 31, 2013, after 12 years of outstanding leadership.
Honolulu, Hawaii — Leahi Hospital recently accepted a donated art exhibit by the Liholiho Elementary School kindergarten class. The uplifting drawings are posted in the Recreation Therapy hallway and provide an opportunity for residents, participants, staff and volunteers to appreciate the warm and kind thoughts of today’s youth.
Honolulu, Hawaii — Leahi Hospital has earned a 4-plus-star rating from caregiverlist.com The designation is the highest among all nursing homes in Honolulu.
Caregiverlist.com is the nation’s online destination dedicated to connecting seniors with quality senior care choices. Caregiverlist.com helps seniors and their loved ones define care needs, understand the many caregiving options and costs and connect to senior home care agencies that meet Caregiverlist.com’s checklist of quality standards. About 18,000 facilities are rated, based not only on the Medicare data but on regular phone calls with each nursing home.
Honolulu, Hawaii — The 2013 Hawaii Cherry Blossom Festival Court assisted Maluhia’s nursing home residents celebrate the annual Bon Dance event on Saturday, August 24, 2013. The Court helped to wheel chair the residents around the bon dance circle while encouraging them to sing as well as making dance motions with their hands.
Maluhia Administrator Derek Akiyoshi said, “Planning an event for our residents wheelchair bound and with limited diets required some ingenuity and planning, but I am very proud of the Court for assisting in the event that got the residents engaged and excited. They took time out of their weekend schedule to assist Maluhia staff, volunteers and the Hawaii Shin Kobu Kai performers.”
Honolulu, Hawaii — In observance of National Nursing Home Week (NNHW), May 12-18, Maluhia hosted a series of events designed to enrich the relationships and contacts between residents, family and community members.
NNHW spotlights nursing home residents and staff and encourages all to celebrate those that make a positive difference in their lives every day. A supportive and caring environment, such as a nursing home, provides enrichment for our Kupuna, frail loved ones and families to continue growing, learning and sharing. The week also provided an opportunity to honor all those who contribute to our nursing homes.
Honolulu, Hawaii — Leahi Hospital, as part of National Nursing Home Week activities, May 12-18, recognized its oldest residents (long-term care patients).
The staff honored Florence Imai, who turned 103 years old on April 23, Yoshiko Fukuchi, who turned 101 years old on September 12, Evelyn Kuioka, who turned 100 years old on February 7, and Loretta Tanaka, who turned 100 years old on July 1.