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Kaiser Permanente Recognized as a Leader in LGBT Health Care Equality

Kaiser Permanente has been recognized as a leader in LGBT health care equality in the Healthcare Equality Index 2014 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. All 38 of Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals across the country submitted the Health Equity Index survey, and each achieved leadership status for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families.

In 2010, Kaiser Permanente was the first health care provider and hospital system that the Human Rights Campaign designated as a leader in LGBT health care equality. For the past five years, Kaiser Permanente has consistently achieved leader status for all of its hospitals.

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Appoints Michael Brumley as Operations Manager

Kiewit Building Group Inc. Appoints Michael Brumley as Operations Manager

Kiewit Building Group Inc., a leading general contractor serving Hawaii’s vertical construction markets, announced that Michael Brumley will be joining its Honolulu office as operations manager. Brumley comes to Hawaii from the company’s Denver, Colo. office, where he previously served as district project executive.

In his new position, Brumley will be responsible for managing Kiewit’s building operations on the island. He will collaborate closely with clients and project teams to ensure client satisfaction, logistics coordination, quality assurance and timely completion of projects within budget. He brings more than 12 years of experience to his new role, working in various positions on the redevelopment of Denver Union Station, as well as the Lincoln Parking Structure for T-REX (Transportation Expansion) project in metro Denver.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii a National Leader in Quality

According to the 2014 National Committee for Quality Assurance's Quality Compass® Kaiser Permanente Hawaii leads the nation in:   

  • Childhood Immunizations (Combo 10)
  • HPV immunization for adolescent girls
  • COPD exacerbation treatment
  • LDL screening among cardiovascular patients

The annual Quality Compass data assesses the performance of more than 500 health plans on many important clinical and service standards, including medication management and respiratory conditions.

“We strive to put our members at the center of everything we do to ensure they’re receiving world-class care,” said Karen Ching, MD, Associate Medical Director of Quality at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “We are honored to receive this recognition by the NCQA for our commitment to quality and doing what is best for the patient.”

Big Island Libraries Close Oct. 17; Programs at All Libraries Cancelled Due to Ana

Big Island Libraries Close Oct. 17; Programs at All Libraries Cancelled Due to Ana

As Tropical Storm Ana approaches our Hawaiian Islands, and for the health and safety of our patrons and staff, all Big Island public libraries will be closed on Friday, October 17, announced State Librarian Richard Burns.

In addition, programs at all libraries on all islands scheduled for Saturday, October 18 have been cancelled including:        

•             “Make Your Own Apron Craft Workshop” featuring the Lei Ilima Club at Aina Haina Public Library, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. 

•             “Spooky Hawaii Tales” featuring storyteller Dann Seki at McCully-Moiliili Public Library, scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

Outrigger Enterprises Group Announces Promotions in Information Technology

Outrigger Enterprises Group Announces Promotions  in Information Technology

Outrigger Enterprises Group is pleased to announce three promotions in their Information Technology area.

 

As director, data management, Hirata leads a team of data analysts in maintaining the consistency, efficiency and integrity of Outrigger’s databases. She is key in understanding customer requirements and finding working solutions. Hirata, who just celebrated 40 years with Outrigger, started in the accounting department processing travel agent commissions and worked her way up to management.

 

Patagonia & Kina‘ole Invest $27 Million In Solar For Hawai‘i

Investment will make clean, affordable solar power available to more Hawai‘i residents, who currently pay 3X average U.S. price for power from coal and oil

VENTURA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2014) – Patagonia today announced a $13 million tax equity investment in solar power for Hawai‘i – joining with local solar finance company Kina‘ole Capital Partners, LLC to create a new fund that will purchase more than 1,000 rooftop solar energy systems in Hawai‘i, where homeowners currently pay three times the U.S. average price for electricity.

The fund, totaling $27 million, will utilize state and federal tax credits to direct Patagonia’s tax dollars for purchases of solar energy systems. Kina‘ole will make the fund available to all qualified solar installation companies in Hawai‘i.

Servco Announces Ryan Matsumoto promoted to Senior Marketing Specialist

Servco Announces Ryan Matsumoto promoted to Senior Marketing Specialist

HONOLULU – servco.com  -  Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced that it has promoted Ryan Matsumoto to senior marketing specialist in its marketing department.  

Matsumoto will continued to be involved  in the planning and executing of Servco’s marketing efforts including advertising, public relations, promotions and events. Prior to joining Servco in 2011, he was an account coordinator at Laird Christianson Advertising.

Matsumoto received a bachelor of business administration in marketing and international business from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is currently enrolled in the Shidler College of Business part-time MBA program.  He is a Kaimuki resident.

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