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In this issue: Maunalani Receives Silver National Quality Award | RSVP for the HAH Gala  | Happy Ombuds Day!  | Community Calendar

 Oct. 14, 2022

Register for the Joint Commission Resources Conference

HAH’s Joint Commission Resources Conference will be on Dec. 8 and 9 this year, and offered virtually on both days from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Greg Taylor is the lead speaker, along with Edward Browne (EOC/LS) and Mary Cole (IP) from Joint Commission Resources. The conference is live, and will not be recorded.

Training topics include:
  • New standards and regulatory updates
  • Leadership including culture of safety, burnout, workplace violence update, performance improvement, contracts, and equity and diversity
  • Infection Control
  • Environment of Care and Life Safety updates
  • Medication Management
  • Nitrous Oxide updates
  • Behavioral Health updates
  • The new Emergency Management chapter
  • Provision of Care including resuscitation, maternal health, patient rights, record of care and information management
  • Telehealth
Early bird registration pricing is available through Nov. 4. Registration closes on Dec. 2. To register, click here.

Employees of Tripler and the Veteran’s Administration may have difficulty registering online due to firewall settings. For assistance with registration, email Lori Henning at

Maunalani Receives Silver National Quality Award

Staff from Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center this week received the Silver National Quality Award at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living Convention and Expo in Nashville.

HAH Director of Post-Acute Care Robert Choy was on hand to congratulate CEO Sai Chantavy and members of her team. Dr. David Gifford, AHCA/NCAL Chief Medical Officer also congratulated the team, as did Amy Lee, CEO/Administrator, of Aloha Nursing and Rehab Centre.

Maunalani now qualifies to apply for the Gold National Quality Award, which is achieved by few skilled nursing facilities in the nation. Only two received the distinction this year.

RSVP for the HAH Gala

Please use this link here to register the names of guests attending the HAH Awards and Scholarship Gala, which this year is on October 29 at the Ko`olau Ballrooms.

The event features cocktails and dinner, plus a program recognizing people doing great work in healthcare. The theme is Roaring Twenties, and the theme song is “Happy Days are Here Again.”

The Silent Auction and Wine Wall that are held during the cocktail period raise money for healthcare scholarships. This year you can bid on silent auction items online. To register please text HAHgala22 to 76278. We will notify everyone soon when silent auction opens.

HAH members, sponsors, and guests are asked to please input their names into the system so that table assignments may be made.

Dress for men includes black tie, aloha wear, suits or shirt and jacket with open collar. Dress for women includes formal evening gowns, cocktail dresses, or aloha wear. Roaring Twenties theme attire is also appropriate.

Happy Ombuds Day!

This week marked the fifth annual Ombuds Day, which was created to recognize the important role ombudsmen play, and the impact they have on people’s lives.

Originating in Sweden as an independent official to investigate complaints against government officials and agencies, ombudsmen have taken on a variety of roles in their jobs, and adapted to a variety of needs over the last 200 years. In the U.S., the State Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program is funded by the Administration for Community Living, an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The program takes an advocacy-oriented approach. Each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam has an Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman led by a full-time state ombudsman. (For Hawaii, it is John McDermott, LSW, ACSW, M. Div) Under authority provided through the Older Americans Act, the offices investigate and resolve complaints about nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other residential care settings.

Community Calendar

Kokua Mau Webinar
Safeguard Confidential & Sensitive Healthcare Information: PHI/EPHI, PII & Business Records
Oct. 19, 9 am - 10:30 am
More information

Kokua Mau Webinar
VBID Hospice Demonstration Update
Nov. 1, 9 am - 10:30 am
More information

Kokua Mau Webinar
Active Shooter Training: REACT ● ESCAPE ● SURVIVE
Nov. 2, 9 am - 10:30 am
More information

HAH Events

HAH Events

Awards and Scholarship Gala
Oct. 29, Ko`olau Ballrooms
Joint Commission Resources Virtual Conference
Dec. 8 and 9
More information

Managing "Unmanageable" Patients 3-Part Webinar Series
10:30 - 11:30 am HST
More information
  • Sept. 22 Aggressive, Hostile or Violent Behaviors
  • Oct. 20 Depressed, Anxious & Suicidal Patients and Patients with Chronic Pain
  • Nov. 15 Lonely, "Needy", "Manipulative" Patients & "Repeat Offenders"

Unpacking the RoP Interpretive Guidance: LTC Implementation Essentials Webinar Series
8:30 am - 10 am HST
More information
  • Sept. 8 Resident Rights; Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation; Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Requirements
  • Sept. 15 Quality of Life & Quality of Care; Trauma Informed Care; Physician Services; Behavioral Health; Pharmacy Services; Food and Nutrition Requirements
  • Sept. 22 Nursing Staffing, Payroll Based Journal, and Arbitration Requirements
  • Sept 29 QAPI, Infection Control, and Physical Environment Requirements
  • Oct. 6 Compliance & Ethics; Training Requirements; Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide Requirements

Survey Success! Avoiding Top Citations Webinar Series
More information
  • Jan. 4 Overview of Survey Process and Current Survey Trends
  • Feb. 1 Analysis of Top 10 Citations in the Nation - F880 & F884: Infection Control & NHSN Reporting
  • Mar. 1 Analysis of Top 10 Citations in the Nation - F812 Food Procurement
  • Apr. 5 Analysis of Top 10 Citations in the Nation - F761: Label/Store Drugs & Biologicals
  • May 3 Analysis of Top 10 Citations in the Nation - F689: Free of Accident Hazards/Supervision/Devices
  • June 7 Analysis of Top 10 Citations in the Nation - F656: Develop/Implement Comprehensive Care Plan
  • Jul. 5 Analysis of Top 10 Citations in the Nation - F684: Quality of Care
  • Aug. 2 Analysis of Top 10 Citations in the Nation - F677: ADL Care Provided for Dependent Residents
  • Sept. 6 Analysis of Top 10 Citations in the Nation - F695: Respiratory/Tracheostomy Care & Suctioning
  • Oct. 4 Analysis of Top 10 Citations in the Nation - F686: Treatment/Services to Prevent/Heal Pressure Ulcer
  • Nov. 1 Analysis of Top 10 Citations in the Nation - F758: Free From Unnecessary Psychotropic Meds/PRN Use
  • Dec. 6 Post Survey Activities: Developing an Effective Plan of Correction

Long-Term Care ECHO: Learning Action Network
Click here for more information
  • Oct. 18: Achieving Person-Centered Goals
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