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Medfest Event Helps Keep Special Olympics Hawaii Athletes Fit for Another Year of Sports Fun

Medfest Event Helps Keep Special Olympics Hawaii Athletes Fit for Another Year of Sports Fun

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Today Kaiser Permanente staff and volunteers provided Special Olympics Hawaii athletes physical examinations, allowing them to compete for another year. Medfest, an annual event hosted by Kaiser Permanente at its Mapunapuna Clinic, is a Special Olympics screening program that facilitates the required standard sports physical examination for current and prospective Special Olympics Athletes.  

“We are extremely grateful to Kaiser Permanente for continuously supporting Medfest and our local Special Olympics athletes year after year,” said Jen Ernst, Special Olympics Hawaii Central/Honolulu and Windward Area Director. “Individuals with intellectual disabilities statistically do not receive adequate access to medical care.”

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Red Cross Course Calendar (Oahu - March 2013)

Red Cross Course Calendar (Oahu - March 2013)

Standard First Aid, learn emergency action steps and first aid procedures for injuries and sudden illnesses; American Red Cross certification upon completion; 12:15pm – 3:30pm; March 8 or March 10; This course will also be held as an online/classroom blended learning course on 8:30am – 9:30am; March 4 or 5:00pm – 6:00pm; March 27; (participants are required to successfully complete the online portion and print the certificate of completion prior to attending the classroom session); American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road; $70; register online at www.redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767.  Classes are based on availability and subject to change. 

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Expands Access to Physician Care with the Addition of Four New Specialists

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Expands Access to Physician Care with the Addition of Four New Specialists

Specialists in Gynecologic Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology Join the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

HONOLULU, HI – February 19, 2013 –
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the addition of four new physicians who join over 500 physicians and providers of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG), the state’s largest multi-specialty medical group, providing comprehensive care to Kaiser Permanente’s 227,000-plus members. 


New physicians on Oahu include Thanasak Sueblinvong, MD, a specialist in gynecologic oncology, and Cheryl Villareal, MD, a specialist in emergency medicine. Both are practicing at the Moanalua Medical Center.

On Maui, new physicians are Drosie Rosaro, MD, a specialist in internal medicine practicing at Maui Lani Clinic, and Brett Shapiro, MD, an ophthalmologist practicing at the Wailuku Clinic.


The Hawaii Meth Project Appoints David Earles as Executive Director

The Hawaii Meth Project Appoints David Earles as Executive Director

HONOLULU—February 19, 2013—The Hawaii Meth Project announced today that David Earles has joined the organization as its new Executive Director.  Earles brings more than 15 years of diverse experience to his new position including management roles in business development, strategic planning, fundraising, sales and marketing, and operations for organizations ranging from start-up consulting firms to established organizations in Hawaii.

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Love Make it Count - 8th Annual Planned Parenthood Gala

Love Make it Count - 8th Annual Planned Parenthood Gala

On the heels of Valentine's day, more than 300 supporters gathered this weekend to celebrate love and romance with Planned Parenthood of Hawaii at Love – Make It Count. This annual fun-filled evening supporting reproductive freedom and honoring women's health was held once again at the beautiful Monarch Room at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Cocktails were served on the oceanfront lawn as guests viewed the silent auction and listened to live music before the formal program began. 

Two men arrested for assault during wrestling tournament

KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow)- A Junior Varsity wrestling tournament at Farrington High School got out of hand Saturday when a man punched a referee in the face.

The incident started when a match between a student from Roosevelt and Waianae came to an end. Having lost, the Roosevelt student was upset and the boy's father allegedly walked down from the bleachers and confronted the referee.

According to witnesses, the wrestler's brother, who is also a volunteer coach at Roosevelt, blind sided the referee and punched him the face.

Both Bernard Moore Senior, 47, and Junior, 25, were arrested for assault.

The matches were stopped for about 45 minutes while the coaches got a debriefing of what happened.

The referee was not hurt too badly and was able to officiate the rest of the tournament.

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