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Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health Charity Profile
a place to blossom, open, and shine
Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health is a center for health care services. Together, the hospital staff and the programs we offer, provide a relaxed and beautiful environment for personal restoration and growth.
K?hi M?hala embraces an inter-disciplinary approach to services, incorporating an integrative perspective in emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioral health care treatment. Our K?hi M?hala C.A.R.E.S. philosophy (Culture of Aloha, Relationship Based, and Environment of Safety) enhances excellence of care by incorporating the feedback of both patients and staff in developing the most positive healing environment.
Our 88-bed facility is located on 14.5 acres on the rural west side on the island of Oahu. We are Hawaii’s only freestanding, community-based, not for profit psychiatric hospital; serving the needs of not only individuals and families in Hawaii, but also those throughout the Pacific Rim.
Kahi Mohala is accredited by The Joint Commission, certified by TRICARE and Medicare/Medicaid. Kahi Mohala is dedicated to caring for people in need by providing innovative, quality, and effective behavioral health services. Kahi Mohala was acquired by Sutter Health in 1993 and was converted to a not-for-profit behavioral health hospital. The acquisition assured the continued availability of the 88-bed facility to serve the Pacific Rim community.
An Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program was introduced in 1999 at its lower Ewa Beach campus on the island of Oahu.
In 2000, Kahi Mohala became the first TRICARE/CHAMPUS-certified partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents in Hawaii.
In 2002, Kahi Mohala introduced a new treatment system that emphasizes a positive behavior approach, creates learning opportunities for patients and sets clear behavioral expectations.
The entire staff of the Adult Acute Unit was trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, resulting in marked improvements with mood disorder patients using this new therapy.
In 2003, Kahi Mohala introduced an enhanced treatment program for the adolescent unit. The program features a positive behavior approach, based on the traditional nautical elements of Hawaii’s past. In October of that same year Kahi Mohala celebrated its 20th anniversary as a provider of excellent behavioral health care services to the Hawaiian Islands and throughout the Pacific Rim.
Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health Volunteer Information
K?hi M?hala opened its doors as the only free-standing, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital in Hawai‘i in 1983. Since then, we’ve restored hope and changed lives for more than 27,000 children, adolescents and adults. We help patients and their loved ones through some of the most difficult experiences they will ever face. We are privileged to share in many families’ greatest joys – surviving and thriving after a life threatening mental health crisis.
K?hi M?hala is committed to the not-for-profit model of health care and provides community benefit services for people who cannot afford health care, are indigent, and for those who are uninsured or under-insured. We believe this community-owned, not-for-profit approach to health care best serves the patients and families who count on us for their care.
Philanthropy plays a significant role in helping us meet the needs of the people and communities we serve throughout the Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific Rim and the mainland U.S.
Donations like yours enable the hospital to provide the highest degree of psychiatric care, fund capital improvement projects, education programs, and charity care.? Together, we can foster a healthy future for patients - regardless of their ability to pay. All funds raised are used locally to serve the behavioral health care needs of our community.
Over the past five years, K?hi M?hala has provided a total of $2.86 million in quantifiable community benefits, averaging $573,000 annually on behalf of Hawai‘i residents. Donations enable the hospital to fund this charity care, insuring that the highest quality psychiatric care is available to all.
Recent projects that community donations have helped make possible include:
Lokelani Unit for Children and Adolescents Renovation (Phase I)
ROPES Challenge Course Renovation
Mokihana Acute Adult Unit Renovation
Lehua Adult Unit ADA Bathroom Retrofit Our donors are very special people! There are a variety of ways you can choose to support philanthropy at K?hi M?hala, depending on your needs and desires. Our goal is to make the giving process as rewarding as it is simple.
Your privacy is very important to us. We honor the Donor Bill of Rights.
Gifts such as cash donations and appreciated assets are always welcome. We may also have the need for various business goods, in-kind services, and items appropriate for our patients and their families. Whatever the form or size of the gift, your support will be greatly appreciated!
Philanthropy at K?hi M?hala supports many worthy programs. Unrestricted gifts are directed to current programs deemed most in need of support. Donors may also designate contributions for programs of their choosing. For example, the Lokelani Challenge which is raising funds specifically for the Phase II and Phase III renovation of our child and adolescent unit.