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Kahi Mohala Named ‘Top Performer’

Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures recently by health care accreditor The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in evidence-based clinical practices for inpatient psychiatric services.

Operating on 14 acres in Ewa Beach, Kahi Mohala is one of 1,099 health care facilities in the country to receive the accolade. The ratings were based on data gathered in 2012.

“Kahi Mohala has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement, and they should be proud of their achievement,” stated Dr. Mark Chassin, who is president and CEO of The Joint Commission. “We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinction. This shows that we are truly approaching a tipping point in hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”

One of Kahi Mohala’s recent accomplishments, for example, includes implementing an approach to reducing restraint use for children. The approach was accepted into the Joint Commission Leading Practice Library, which gathers solutions from the commission’s accredited organizations.

“While we knew our quality scores were good, it was a nice surprise and great honor to win the award,” said Leonard Licina,

Kahi Mohala CEO. “The Joint Commission Top Performer award is a significant achievement for a psychiatric hospital.”

Moving forward, Kahi Mohala, which just marked its 30th anniversary, plans to continue to improve service delivery, increase collaboration with other community organizations and enhance its facilities.

For details, visit kahimohala.org.

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