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Year after year, Kaiser Permanente is recognized locally and nationally for our commitment to high-quality care. Here’s what the country’s leading health care authorities are saying about our top-quality care:

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Top ratings for commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid plans

Of the health plans reviewed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, our commercial plan earned a rating of 4.5 out of 5, making it one of the highest rated plans in the state. Our Medicare plan was the only plan in Hawaii to receive the highest possible rating of 5 out of 5. 2017 marks the 13th year in a row that our Medicare and Medicaid plans were recognized as the No. 1 health plan in Hawaii, and the 10th year our commercial plan has received top marks.1

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Top-notch doctors

171 of our physicians in more than 50 specialties were named among the nation’s medical elite by one or both of the 2017-18 Best Doctors and Castle Connolly Top Doctors lists. They were selected by their peers to join a coveted list of the most respected doctors in Hawaii, and the ones that other top doctors would trust for their loved ones and themselves.2

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Most recommended brand among women

Kaiser Permanente has received the 2018 Women’s Choice Award as America’s most recommended brand among women for Cancer, Obstetric, and Bariatric care. Brands that earned the Women’s Choice Award were recommended by 9 out of 10 female consumers in a nation-wide survey.3


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Ranked No. 1 in the most quality measures

We ranked No. 1 in 27 of 42 HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set) Prevention and Treatment measures, including those for breast and cervical cancer screening; family care; prenatal care; comprehensive diabetes care; and childhood immunizations.4

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High marks for heart and stroke care

Our Moanalua Medical Center has received the 2017 Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Plus and Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association. Moanalua Medical Center has been honored with a dual Gold Plus distinction for treatment of heart failure for the sixth consecutive year, and stroke care for the fifth consecutive year.5

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Hawaii’s only Medicare 5 star plan

Kaiser Permanente has the highest-rated Medicare program in Hawaii for 2018.⁶ The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services evaluates Medicare health and prescription drug plans and rates them from 1 to 5 stars based on major categories that include: preventive care, customer service, chronic care, member satisfaction, and prescription drug services.


1Commercial plans received a 4.5 out of 5 rating. Medicare and Medicaid plans received 5.0 out of 5.0 ratings. NCQA’s Commercial/Medicare/Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings, 2017.

2Excerpted from the Best Doctors in America® 2017 and Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases. For more information, visit and

3The Women’s Choice Award gives women a collective voice so that they can help each other identify trusted brands, products, and services. WomenCertified Inc. does not in any way endorse any business, hospital, brand, product and/or service, but instead, reports the collective opinion and judgment of female consumers. Visit to learn more.

4Kaiser Permanente 2017 HEDIS® scores. Benchmarks provided by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Quality Compass® and represent all non-PPO lines of business. Kaiser Permanente combined region scores were provided by the Kaiser Permanente Department of Care and Service Quality. The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass 2017 and is used with the permission of NCQA. Quality Compass 2017 includes certain CAHPS® data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on this data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass and HEDIS are registered trademarks of NCQA. CAHPS is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

5Get With The Guidelines® puts the unparalleled expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping hospital care teams ensure that the care provided to heart failure and stroke patients is aligned with the latest evidence-based guidelines. The goal of participating in Get With The Guidelines is to save lives.

6Rated by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Plan Management System, Plan Ratings 2018. Kaiser Permanente contract #H1230. Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.