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Kona Community Hospital

Kona Community Hospital is a medical facility located in Kealakekua, HI. This hospital has been recognized for Patient Safety Excellence Award™.

50%

Patient Experience Rating

19% lower than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2024, 2023, 2022)

Top in the nation for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

1 rating was worse than expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low

11 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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52%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

18% lower than the national average

50%

Would definitely recommend

19% lower than the national average

Kona Community Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%70%78%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%69%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%50%63%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%56%60%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%82%86%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%39%50%

Kona Community Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%47%59%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%70%71%

Providers

Provider Reviews

My experience with Dr Palmgren and his staff has been excellent! I standouts are Lexi Patterson (APRN) and Dr Palmgern. With my chronic condition, I have required multiple appointments and surgeries. With no hesitation I highly recommend Dr Palmgren.

Jul 10 2024

Review for Dr. Palmgren

Appreciated Dr. Ditullio's bedside manner, trusted her diagnosis and glad for referral to hospital.

Jul 03 2024

Review for Dr. Ditullio

Dr. Q was the attending for my dad at St. Lukes hospital. On Sunday, 05.26 I was speaking to my mom while she was visiting my dad in the hospital. My dad has several ailments and is not in optimal health but no one has told us that he is anywhere near terminal. Dr. Q went into the room and my mom...

May 29 2024

Review for Dr. Quintanilla Jr

On a recent vacation to Kona I wasn't feeling well. I thought it was the flu and the at-home covid test was negative. When I started feeling worse, I visited Urgent Care of Kona. I was able to see Dr. Stroman within an hour of calling. He showed caring and concern. He communicated well and...

The Covid Traveler May 19 2024

Review for Dr. Chang-Stroman

Dr. Chang - Stromans and his staff were very professional and on time. I was visiting from Texas and the experiences was exceptional. The Dr diagnosed my problem and I feel better.

Gary Carter May 12 2024

Review for Dr. Chang-Stroman

Location

Kona Community Hospital

79-1019 Haukapila St, Kealakekua HI 96750

CallDirections

(808) 322-9311

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Kona Community Hospital located?

Kona Community Hospital is located at 79-1019 Haukapila St, Kealakekua, HI 96750. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Has Kona Community Hospital won any recent awards from Healthgrades?

Yes, Kona Community Hospital has been awarded with Patient Safety Excellence Award™ in the past two years.

Is Kona Community Hospital highly rated with patients?

52% patients recommend this hospital. See Healthgrades for detailed clinical ratings by specialty.

Does Kona Community Hospital score well in safety ratings?

Healthgrades tracks outcome ratings for 12 hospital services. View more details here.

How do I get in at Kona Community Hospital?

Phone number, appointment information, and directions can be found on Healthgrades Kona Community Hospital profile..

How does Kona Community Hospital rank in terms of safety and outcomes?

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Contact Us

79-1019 Haukapila St

Kealakekua, HI 96750

Directions

(808) 322-9311