Pali Momi Adds New Care Unit

Pali Momi Medical Center now has a place to better serve patients during transitional periods of care – as they prepare to be transferred to another unit or prepare to go home.

The Aiea hospital’s new Transitional Care Unit is a 4,000-square-foot addition designed to serve patients who are on observation status, holding for an inpatient bed or are ready for discharge.

“This new unit is a significant step toward helping to reduce the amount of time patients spend in the hospital and the chances of them being readmitted, which are challenges that hospitals statewide are tackling,” stated Pali Momi CEO Jen Chahanovich.

“Individualized patient care coordinated by our team of professionals within this unit will ensure our patients receive the appropriate treatment and support to successfully manage their condition.”

Pali Momi officials hope that the unit also will enhance overall patient experience by increasing bed space and making patient pickup more convenient.

It features 10 fully equipped private bays, a central nursing station, restrooms and a break room for the staff.

The new addition is one in a number of changes for Pali Momi. Its Women’s Center recently was relocated to a larger space, and a new outpatient medical clinic for Central and West Oahu is now located at the former Inspiration Furniture store in Aiea.