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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Pharmacy Program Recognized Among Top Health Plans for Medicare Services

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Pharmacy Program Recognized Among Top Health Plans for Medicare Services

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s pharmacy program is being recognized for achieving the highest ranking, a five-star excellence rating, in medication safety. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is one of only six health plans nationally and the only one in Hawaii to receive this honor.  The award was presented at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s (PQA) Annual Meeting and Best Practices Forum in Arlington, VA on May 28, 2014.

The PQA Quality Awards Recognition Program aims to highlight standards of excellence in medication safety based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star ratings. The award recognizes achievement of a five-star rating on all of the PQA measures of medication safety & quality that are included in the CMS Star Rating Program, and an overall summary plan rating of 4.5 or higher.

Kaiser Permanente has been recognized every year since the program began in 2011, and this is the second time that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has received this award.

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

HONOLULU – Excitement is in the air at Kahala Mall when East Oahu’s favorite family-friendly center offers its Buy & Fly event on Sunday, June 8. Customers who spend a minimum of $75 (not including tax) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this special day will receive quadruple Hawaiian Miles for every dollar they spend up to a maximum of $400 or 1,600 miles.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the redemption kiosk located near Macy’s to enter to win 80,000 HawaiianMiles! One entry per person; must be 18 years or older. The winner will be notified via email or phone (up to $10 taxes and fees apply to the winner).

 

Windward Mall Helps Island Keiki Open for Business

Windward Mall Helps Island Keiki Open for Business

Just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning is over. This summer, Windward Mall is once again giving budding young entrepreneurs the chance to put their business acumen to the test with Kids, Inc.! Sponsored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Go Kailua, Kids Inc. invites keiki ages six to 15 can submit their business ideas via Facebook (www.facebook.com/WindwardMall) for the opportunity to set up shop at Windward Mall for a day. Applications will be accepted from June 9 – 30, 2014.

“This is the third year that Windward Mall is hosting Kids Inc. and we can’t wait to see the great ideas children have this year,” said Alex Kirley, Windward Mall’s senior marketing manager.

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Hires Aaron Horton in Honolulu Office

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Hires Aaron Horton in Honolulu Office

Kiewit Building Group Inc., a leading general contractor serving Hawaii’s vertical construction markets, recently hired Aaron Horton as a document control engineer on the Honolulu Rail maintenance and storage facility (MSF) project. When completed, the MSF will include an operations building, a train wash facility and two maintenance buildings located near Leeward Community College.

In his new role, Horton will oversee the control and release of engineering documents and records to manufacturing and other operating departments for the MSF project. His duties also include managing changes to engineering documents and maintaining database and record updates.

First Insurance Company of Hawaii invests in Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship initiative

First Insurance Company of Hawaii invests in Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship initiative

HONOLULU — First Insurance Company of Hawai‘i (FICOH), the oldest and largest property and casualty insurer in the state, has given $100,000 to the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business. FICOH’s gift will go towards the 5-year PACE initiative that was launched in February 2014. The goal is to raise $2.5 million to create new programs, grow existing programs, and renovate a new and larger location in the Shidler College of Business.

The new center will enable PACE to create a vibrant co-working space for entrepreneurial activity at the University, double the number of entrepreneurial programs it offers, introduce an entrepreneurial curriculum to other UH Mānoa colleges, train key faculty on current entrepreneurial pedagogy, play a pivotal role in the commercialization of UH technology and innovation, and establish a presence in Asia as a leaders in entrepreneurial education.

Bonterra Solar Adds Four New Solar Consultants To Its Team

Bonterra Solar Adds Four New Solar Consultants To Its Team

HONOLULU – Bonterra Solar is pleased to announce it has added four new sales consultants to its team: Gary Capozzola, Marko Joksimovic, Stephen Scibetta and Sean Remos.

Capozzola has six years of experience in Hawaii’s solar industry, and Joksimovic has four years. Prior to joining Bonterra, Capozzola and Joksimovic served as energy consultants for Sunetric where they were responsible for selling photovoltaic systems to residential and commercial clients.

Scibetta and Remos each bring more than seven years of sales and marketing experience in Hawaii. Before joining Bonterra, Scibetta worked at Signature Homes as a Realtor-Associate in Hawaii’s residential market and Remos served as a sales consultant and marketing coordinator for Photonworks.

Palama settlement announces new members to board of trustees

Palama settlement announces new members to board of trustees

Palama Settlement has announced ten new members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms.

 

The new members are: Al Carganilla, principal of Farrington High School; Valentino Ceria, president, Plumbers & Fitters UA Local 675; Aaron Ellis, associate for Ulupono Initiative; Jason Y. Ito, director administration and planning, Kyo-ya Management Company; Raymond Iwamoto, member, Schlack Ito; Patricia Nishimoto, PhD, adult onocology clinical nurse specialist, Tripler Army Medical Center; Paul M. Saito, partner of Cades Schutte LLP; Su Shin, executive director-corporate communications at Hawaiian Telcom; John K. Taira, senior vice president and manager of Central Pacific Bank; and Brian Uemori, senior vice president, Bank of Hawaii.