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Commitment to Education

The Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Residency Program will train pioneering new internal medicine doctors who are interested in becoming part of the future of health care. While traditional programs focus on training in a hospital, our program aims to train doctors who understand that health care is moving from hospitals to ambulatory care settings. The Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Residency Program will facilitate the development of the residents’ professional and personal skills while ensuring that our patients continue to receive safe and appropriate care.

Our residency program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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Commitment to Quality Care

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:


Top ratings for commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid plans

Of the health plans reviewed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, our commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid plans each earned a rating of 4.5 out of 5, making them among the highest rated plans in the state. 2021 marks the 17th year in a row that our Medicare and Medicaid plans were recognized as the No. 1 health plan in Hawaii.

Top-notch doctors

More than 140 of our physicians in more than 110 specialties were named among the nation’s medical elite by the 2022 Castle Connolly Top Doctors and Rising Stars list. 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.

Most recommended brand among women

Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has received the 2022 Women’s Choice Award® for Cancer Care, Obstetrics, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Patient Experience, and as one of America’s Best Stroke Centers. Brands that earned the Women’s Choice Award were recommended by 9 out of 10 female consumers in a nation-wide survey.

Ranked No. 1 in the most quality measures

We ranked No. 1 in the state in 19 HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set) measures, including those for breast cancer screening; prenatal and postpartum care; use of opioids; comprehensive diabetes care and statin use in patients with diabetes; and childhood immunizations.

High marks for heart and stroke care

OOur Moanalua Medical Center has received the 2021 Get With The Guidelines® awards from the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association for the following designations: Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll: Heart Failure and Gold Plus and Target: Heart Failure℠ Honor Roll; and Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement.

Hawaii’s only Medicare 5 star plan

Kaiser Permanente has the highest-rated Medicare program in Hawaii for 2021. 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.  

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Social Mission

Through partnerships with community groups, schools, and government organizations, we work to improve access to health care, influence public policy, and develop programs that promote healthy living.

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Erin Nakano, MD, Pediatrics, Janine Among, MD, Family Medicine, & Elizabeth Quinn, MD, Internal Medicine