As part of our new Enrollment Campaign, we are planning to feature CONNECT-HF sites to learn about how the study works in their hospitals and their tips for success. This month, we feature The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Queen’s is the largest private hospital in Hawaii, licensed to operate with 505 acute care beds and 28 sub-acute beds. With 3,600 employees—including 1,160 nurses and over 1,100 physicians on staff—it is also one of the state of Hawaii’s largest employers. It is a Level I trauma center and the only designated trauma center in the state of Hawaii, and first Level I in the Pacific.
As the leading medical referral center in the Pacific Basin, Queen’s is widely known for its programs in cancer, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, orthopedics, surgery, trauma, behavioral medicine and women’s health. Queen’s joined the CONNECT-HF study in May of 2017.
The Queen’s Medical Center CONNECT HF research team describes it this way: “CONNECT-HF is an exponential win for everyone involved. The study supports the participants understanding of how changes in their self-care actions can result in positive heart failure outcomes. In addition, participants also appreciate being acknowledged in the research process and having their voice heard. The extended health care community of providers and researchers care about them and support them on their path to health.”
“We appreciate our participants and express our gratitude by letting them know we could not do research without them. CONNECT-HF allows participants and researchers to work together to answer the study questions and improve the care for all those with heart failure,” said the study team.
Providers whose patients are part of the study are happy that their (patients) are part of a study designed to improving understanding of heart failure self-care actions and outcomes. The study team says the hospital benefits from the fellowship and leadership of the national heart failure quality improvement community as well.
We thank The Queen’s Medical Center for their efforts to promote CONNECT-HF and congratulate them on enrolling 115 patients so far!