AHCA Quality Initiative Recognition Program

Forty-two of Hawaii’s nursing facilities earned national recognition in the 2020 American Health Care Association (AHCA) Quality Initiative Recognition Program.

Launched in 2012 by AHCA, the Quality Initiative serves as a national effort to build upon the existing work of the long term and post-acute care profession. The Initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers by challenging member facilities to meet measurable goals: reducing hospital readmissions, reducing off-label use of antipsychotics, improving customer satisfaction, and improving functional outcomes. Of the 42 AHCA Quality Initiative achievers in the state, Hawaii had 7 nursing facilities that achieved at least 1 national goal; 20 nursing facilities achieved 2 national goals; and 15 nursing facilities achieved 3 national goals.

15 Craigside
Aloha Nursing Rehab Centre
Ann Pearl Nursing Facility
Arcadia Retirement Residence
Avalon Care Center
Clarence TC Ching Villas
Garden Isle Healthcare & Rehab
Hale Anuenue Restorative Care
Hale Ho`ola Hamakua
Hale Kupuna Heritage Home
Hale Makua
Hale Makua Health Services
Hale Malamalama
Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing

Hale Ola Kino
Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Care Center
Hilo Medical Center
Hi`olani Care Center at Kāhala Nui
Kahuku Medical Center
Kalakaua Gardens
Ka Punawai Ola
Kauai Care Center
Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital
Kohala Hospital
Kuakini Geriatric Care
Kula Hospital
Kulana Malama
Leahi Hospital

Legacy Hilo Rehab & Nursing
Life Care Center of Honolulu
Life Care Center of Hilo
Life Care Center of Kona
Liliha Healthcare Center
Maunalani Nursing & Rehabilitation
Nuuanu Hale
Oahu Care Facility
Palolo Chinese Home
Pearl City Nursing Home
Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital
Wahiawa Nursing & Rehab Center
Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

Hawaii’s nursing homes sustained their #1 rank in the nation for low antipsychotic medication use for long-stay nursing home residents. Hawaii has had a 33.2% decrease over the past eight years.

2020 AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award Winners

Twelve Hawaii nursing facilities participated in the 2020 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program and all of them received the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award:

  • 15 Craigside
  • Arcadia Retirement Residence
  • Clarence TC Ching Villas at St. Francis
  • Hale Ho`ola Hamakua
  • Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
  • Maluhia
  • Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital
  • The Plaza at Mililani
  • The Plaza at Moanalua
  • The Plaza at Pearl City
  • The Plaza at Punchbowl
  • The Plaza at Waikiki