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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $220,000 to Community Organizations

 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Awards $220,000 to Community Organizations

Reinforcing its commitment to improving the total health and well-being of its community, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced five organizations who will benefit from a combined total of more than $220,000 in community grant funds.

Hawai‘i Pacific University Offers Military Corpsman Pathway to Bachelor’s of Nursing

Hawai‘i Pacific University Offers Military Corpsman Pathway to Bachelor’s of Nursing

 

As an extension to its noted nursing programs, Hawai‘i Pacific University has added a new pathway for military medical personnel who want to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

 

“The new pathway, the LVN/LPN or Military Hospital Corpsman (HM) to BSN Track, provides an opportunity for Hospital Corpsman to take a national standardized exam to demonstrate equivalence in training and education to a Licensed Vocational Nurse,” said Dr. Lynette Landry, dean of HPU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

 

“This means that the Corpsman who passes the exam will be required to take courses that are equivalent to those required of an LVN/LPN who is seeking RN licensure,” said Landry. “For both LVNs and Corpsmen, there are now standardized exams that they can opt to take instead of our required courses.”

 

New Pain Management Guidelines Help Joint Replacement Patients

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is working to improve pain management for joint replacement patients. New guidelines, developed by the state’s largest integrated health care organization, were recently published in Nursing Clinics of North America. The project looked at patients who were using opioids before surgery for pain relief and how opioid tolerance can result in poor pain management and delayed recovery. The findings were also presented at the national conference for the American Society of Pain Management Nursing earlier this month.

“Pain can reduce a patient’s desire and ability to get up and move following surgery,” said Kathleen Doi, APRN, MS, CNS, Pain Management Services. “Movement, especially following joint replacement, is critical to improving range of motion and being able to return to a home setting.”

Christian Hastings Joins Graham Builders as Architectural Designer

Christian Hastings Joins Graham Builders as Architectural Designer

HONOLULUwww.grahambuilders.com – Graham Builders is pleased to announce that Christian Hastings has joined the firm as Architectural Designer. His duties include designing and developing custom home plans, guiding homeowners during the design process, and creating plan and specification packages for the construction process.

Hastings has eight years of experience working in architecture. Prior to joining Graham Builders, he served as an intern architect at Mason Architects.

Hastings earned his bachelor’s degree in International Business from BYU-Hawaii and a master’s degree in Architecture from New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego, Calif.

A native of Waimea, Big Island, Hastings currently resides in Manoa.

Hawai‘i Pacific University Named to Victory Media’s 2015 Military Friendly® Schools List

Hawai‘i Pacific University Named to Victory Media’s  2015 Military Friendly® Schools List

 

Hawai‘i Pacific University announced today that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation and list by Victory Media is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success. Military Friendly® provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

Pacific Edge Magazine Announces Finalists In the 2014 Business Achievement Awards

Pacific Edge Magazine Announces Finalists In the 2014 Business Achievement Awards

Honorees to be recognized at red-carpet gala on September 25 at Iolani Palace

HONOLULU – pacificedgeawards.com – Pacific Edge Magazine announced today the lifetime achievement award winner and finalists of the Fourth Annual Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards to be held at the majestic Iolani Palace. The exclusive, red-carpet soiree on September 25 at 5 p.m. also will celebrate the eighth anniversary of Element Media, Inc., Hawaii’s premier custom publishing firm, while recognizing the state’s most influential business leaders, companies and organizations.

All submissions were evaluated by an independent panel of judges comprised of six respected local community leaders who are active and successful in the business community and understand the challenges faced by award nominees. Judges carefully scored each nomination based on the criteria for each category. Winners are based on highest score earned.

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for August 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for August 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for August 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

 

  • “Listor of the Month” was received by Bernie Tong (R), Partner, of the Diamond Head office. Tong was also awarded Listor of the Month in July 2013, and was named second runner-up to Sales Person of the Month in August 2013. She received the award for first runner-up to Highest Producer of the Month in December 2013, and April and September 2010, and second runner-up to Highest Producer of the Month in June 2011. Tong was named first runner-up to Sales Person of the Month in March and October 2010.