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Hawai‘i Pacific University Nursing Program to Hold First White Coat Ceremony

Hawai‘i Pacific University Nursing Program to Hold First White Coat Ceremony

Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU) will hold its first White Coat Ceremony for its nursing program on Sept. 29, as part of a national pilot program. This ceremony, which will be held at the Hawaii Loa Campus, is designed to instill a commitment to providing compassionate care among future health professionals.

“Schools of medicine have been conducting White Coat Ceremonies for over 20 years. By participating in this pilot, nurse educators will gain valuable information about the impact of the ceremony on role development in nursing students,” said Dr. Lynette Landry, dean of HPU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Fall into Fun Festivities at Windward Mall

Fall into Fun Festivities at Windward Mall

Summer vacation has officially ended, but the fun has just begun – get ready for the many exciting events at Windward Mall this fall!

Support some of Hawai‘i’s happiest and healthiest keiki as they hit the stage for The Healthy Baby Contest Preliminary on Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The beat goes on with the 24-VII Danceforce Heartbeat Showcase starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 20. 

And this October get decked out for Mall-O-Ween 2014! P.A.R.E.N.T.S. Inc will sponsor its annual spook-tacular Halloween Costume Contest on October 18, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Also, don’t forget to join us on Halloween, October 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – for family friendly trick-or-treating throughout the mall.

Windward Mall’s September & October events include:

Outrigger Resorts Signs on for Another Year at Highest Level of UH Athletics Sponsorship

Outrigger Resorts Signs on for Another Year at Highest Level of UH Athletics Sponsorship

Outrigger Resorts announced that it has renewed its partnership with the University of Hawaii Athletics as a Diamond Corporate Sponsor, building on nearly 21 years of support for UH student-athletes. As a Diamond Corporate Sponsor, Outrigger Resorts will be among the top tier of UH Corporate Partners. And that’s not the only thing to cheer about – UH Athletics fans can celebrate the long-time partnership with Outrigger’s FANtastic Deal, featuring special rates at select Outrigger properties until December 21, 2014.

“Our partnership with University of Hawaii Athletics is a home run given our shared commitment to help support the next generation of community leaders at the University of Hawaii,” said David Carey, president and chief executive officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group. “All of us at Outrigger are extremely proud to be a part of the UH Athletics ohana, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”

ALTRES Medical Announces Statewide Need for Nurses for Flu Season

ALTRES Medical Announces Statewide Need for Nurses for Flu Season

Flu season is just around the corner and ALTRES Medical, Hawaii’s leader in supplemental nursing services, is seeking more than 300 registered nurses (RNs), nursing assistants (NAs) and medical assistants (MAs) to administer flu shots to Hawaii students and assist at school flu clinics statewide. 

For the last four years, ALTRES Medical has been chosen to manage the statewide flu clinics for the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH).

The “Stop Flu at School” influenza vaccination clinics will be held on public school and private school campuses on all islands.

“The ‘Stop Flu at School’ clinics are a wonderful opportunity for nurses of all levels of experience to serve their local communities,” said Jenies Thomas, manager of ALTRES Medical. “Nurses can choose to stay in the neighborhoods they live in, work nearby, or they can request to be assigned to communities with the greatest need.”

$98.6M Raised to Support University of Hawaiʻi Success

$98.6M Raised to Support University of Hawaiʻi Success

HAWAIʻI — The UH Foundation is honored to announce that thanks to donors’ generosity, $98,583,866 was raised in fiscal year 2014 (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014) to support University of Hawai‘i students, faculty, research and programs on all ten UH campuses.

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Five New Physicians Join Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the addition of five new physicians to locations on Oahu and Maui. They join more than 500 care providers within the state’s largest medical group, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG), which provides comprehensive care to Kaiser Permanente’s 230,000-plus members in Hawaii.

Marcus Iwane, MD, an internist, joins the Nanaikeola Clinic in Waianae. Patrick Kenny, DO, joins the gastroenterology department at Mapunapuna Medical Office. Christopher Lum, MD, joins the Honolulu Medical Center as a specialist in ophthalmology. Ear, Nose and Throat (otolaryngology) specialist S.R. Newman, MD, joins the Wailuku Medical Office in Maui. Pediatrician Aimee Yeap, MD, will practice at Nanaikeloa Clinic and Kapolei Clinic.