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Outrigger Sets Sail to Become World’s Premier Beachfront Resort Brand

Outrigger Sets Sail to Become World’s Premier Beachfront Resort Brand

Outrigger founders Roy and Estelle Kelley opened their first hotel in the Hawaii resort destination of Waikiki in September 1947. Today, as Outrigger Enterprises Group celebrates its Founders Day, the company is excited to announce the launch of a dedicated beachfront resort brand – Outrigger Resorts, which includes its existing world-class properties in Hawaii, Australia, Fiji, Guam, Thailand, Mauritius, and now the Maldives, as well as future resorts planned for China, Vietnam and elsewhere across Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Outrigger currently operates 15 full service resorts in seven countries with plans to open two to four additional Outrigger Resorts annually over the next decade.

 

The World’s Premier Beachfront Resort Brand

Winners Announced! 2014 PEM Business Achievement Awards

Winners Announced! 2014 PEM Business Achievement Awards
HONOLULU – www.pacificedgeawards.com – Element Media, Inc., Hawai‘i’s premier custom publishing firm specializing in magazine publishing, integrated marketing and events, hosted the exclusive fourth annual Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Awards Gala on Thursday, September 25 at the historic ‘Iolani Palace.

Your Vote for the Hawaii Foodbank Will Secure $60,000 from Walmart!

Your Vote for the Hawaii Foodbank Will Secure $60,000 from Walmart!

The Hawaii Foodbank needs your vote to win $60,000! Vote every day in the Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign now through October 5, 2014. Your vote could help the Foodbank distribute food for 150,000 meals to help feed 1 in 5 people this year.

The Hawaii Foodbank is competing with 128 other food banks across the nation for the Walmart grant. The Top 50 food banks that receive the most votes will receive $60,000 each. Voting is easy:

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.