MOLOKAI GENERAL HOSPITAL

Molokai’s Health Care Leader

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Patient Navigation (Kukui Ahi)

The Kukui Ahi Patient Navigation Program began in 2006 as a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Cancer Demonstration Project. The goal of the project was to determine the effectiveness of patient navigation services with cancer screenings.  Cancer patient navigators help patients, families and their caregivers navigate through the healthcare system and overcome barriers that may delay screening, diagnosing and treatment.  They assist with finding and getting access to valuable resources, support services and financial assistance that patients often need.  Most importantly, they assist with coordination of air and ground transportation and lodging for patients requiring services and treatment on the outer islands.  Patient navigation services are tailored to the individual patient’s needs and provides culturally sensitive care.  Patient navigators work collaboratively with multiple health care providers to promote communication and relationships with the patients.  They also work closely with community organizations such as Molokai Cancer Fund, Cancer Care, Pacific Cancer Foundation, Senior Aging Services and American Cancer Society provide patients with valuable resources (nutritional supplements, financial aide, home care assistance, respite care, wigs, turbans, prosthetic bras, Look Good, Feel Better programs, etc.)  Navigators also play a big role in coordination of the Queen’s Medical Center Survivorship Program and Cancer Support Groups.  Our services have expanded to navigate patients with chronic and multiple diseases, emergency department assistance and follow-up as well as high-risk pregnancies.  Please call or stop by our office to get more information on how we can assist you and your ohana!

Office Location:

Medical Office Building   (Outpatient Clinic)

Hours of Operation:  7:30am-4:00pm

Open Monday – Friday, except certain Holidays

Office: (808) 553-3171 or (808) 553-3151

Fax (808) 553-3112

Links: 

American Cancer Society

The Queen’s Medical Center Cancer Center