Hawai’i mesothelioma patients covered by Kaiser Health Plan have available to them the Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. This Kaiser facility is considered a broad-service hospital with inpatient care, surgical care both inpatient and on an outpatient basis, an ambulatory treatment center, a clinical decision unit, physicians’ offices and many other auxiliary services such as the laboratory, a 24-hour pharmacy and diagnostic imaging. For mesothelioma patients and their families in Hawai’i, dealing with a serious diagnosis like mesothelioma often feels overwhelming. To be able to take care of all appointments in one facility is time saving and stress relieving for the mesothelioma patient especially and also for the family.
Mesothelioma Patients Afforded Care Throughout the State
Besides the main Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center, which is actually centrally located on Oahu for Leeward, Windward and east Honolulu residents, there are also many neighborhood clinics. They include clinics in Honolulu on King Street, Hawai’i Kai, Kahuku, Koolau in Kaneohe, Kapolei, Mapunapuna, Nanaikeola in Nanakuli, Kailua, Kapolei and Waipio.
On the neighbor islands, mesothelioma patients can be cared for at Kaiser Permanente-designated hospitals such as Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kona Community Hospital, Hilo Medical Center, North Hawai’i Community Hospital, Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Molokai General Hospital, Sam Mahelona Memorial Hospital or Lanai Community Hospital. For more specialized care and treatment, mesothelioma patients are often flown to Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center.
Mesothelioma Patients Have Strong Doctor-Patient Interaction
Recently, the Kaiser Hawai’i Kai Clinic received the award for the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Physician Practice Connections Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition. This is a model of care that strengthens doctor-patient interaction with long term healing as its goal. For mesothelioma patients and their families, healing can take the form of not only chemotherapy and radiation treatment but also caring for the emotional healing that needs to take place so that the mesothelioma patient can respond as well as possible to the often rigorous treatment regimens.
With over 50 years of service to Hawai’i residents, Kaiser is committed to providing quality health care to mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer patients and their families. Kaiser boasts a membership in Hawai’i of over 222,000 with over 400 physicians and 4000 nurses and other support staff to serve its membership.
The Galiher Law Firm Supports Medical Centers That Provide Broad-Service Care To Patients with Mesothelioma and other Asbestos-Related Diseases
Over the years of representing people in Hawai’i with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, we at the Galiher law firm have become very close and familiar with our clients and their families. We know the serious nature of the disease mesothelioma and are thankful for the caring physicians and medical professionals at facilities like Kaiser Medical Center who are committed to their patients.