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Kaiser Permanente Receives "A" Grade in Patient Safety

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center has been honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. Moanalua Medical Center is one of Kaiser Permanente’s 32 medical centers nationally to receive an A grade.

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La Pietra's 50th anniversary honored with legislative commendation

State Rep. Gene Ward (R- Hawaii Kai - Kalama Valley) presented La Pietra: Hawaii School for Girls with a legislative commendation for its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 28 during an assembly at the school gym. The blue mascot Panther did her own little dance in honor of the occasion. The school is located on the slopes of Diamond Head in which was the Dillingham estate built in the fashion of an Italian villa. Ward presented the commendation to La Pietra head of school Mahina Eleneki Hugo.

Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

It’s a special season for college basketball fans in Hawaii as the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic celebrates 50 years of stellar play, with on-court action set for Nov. 14, 15, and 17. The University of Hawaii (UH) men’s basketball team will tip off the season against California’s CSU Bakersfield in a round-robin tournament, which also includes Arkansas-Pine Bluff and North Carolina’s High Point University.

 

Fans can also score this season with special room and game ticket packages at several Outrigger properties, valid November 13 to 18. Find out more at www.outrigger.com/specials/promotion/2014-rainbow-classic.

 

New Orleans Storyteller Featured Performer this Fall at 12 Selected Libraries

New Orleans Storyteller Featured Performer this Fall at 12 Selected Libraries

Storyteller Diane Ferlatte will be the featured artist at 12 selected public libraries during the months of October and November in celebration of the 2014 HSPLS Fall Programs for Children and Teens.

Ferlatte, a New Orleans native, is an internationally-acclaimed and award-winning storyteller, sharing her tales in a multitude of countries on six continents as well as throughout the U.S.A., including previous visits to Hawaii.

In addition to receiving numerous honors for her performances, all eight of her recordings have won awards including Parents’ Choice, American Library Association, iParenting Media, Storytelling World, National Parenting Publications, and Children’s Music Web Award. Ferlatte was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008.

Ferlatte will present the following four programs: 

“Haunted Bayou” at five Neighbor Island libraries, just in time for Halloween:

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Graham Builders Holds Free Builder's Open House

Graham Builders Holds Free Builder's Open House

Graham Builders, Hawaii’s premier design+build company, invites the public to a free Builder’s Open House on Sunday, October 26 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  View this custom design+build two-story home located at 99-116 Lilikoi Place in Aiea.

At more than 2,000-square-feet total, this two-story home features three-bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a sewing room and a two-car garage. A distinctive dual-pitch roof reminiscent of plantation-style architecture, and a unique combination of smart panel siding and horizontal lap siding combine for a unified overall island-style look and feel. The open kitchen with island and walk-in pantry makes entertaining a breeze. Extra features include indoor laundry, extra storage and vaulted ceilings in most areas. Split air conditioning, Staron solid surface kitchen and bath countertops, Total Access cabinets, stainless steel cabinet pulls make this new home a must-see as well.

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Hires Reimi Donlin As Human Resources Consultant

McDonald’s® Restaurants Of Hawaii Hires Reimi Donlin As Human Resources Consultant

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii has hired Reimi Donlin as a human resources consultant. In her new position, Donlin is responsible for auditing and consulting McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii’s operational leadership on human resources practices on employee benefits and compensation.  Donlin comes to McDonald’s after gaining experience in a variety of positions. Most recently, she served as a legal secretary at the firm of Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris. Previously she worked first as a compensation specialist and then, after promotion, as compensation analyst at First Hawaiian Bank.

“We are delighted to have Reimi join the McDonald’s team,” said Paulette Wage, human resources manager at McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii. “Her background in human resources and compensation will be valuable.” 

Attorney Kainui Smith Joins Porter McGuire Kiakona & Chow, LLP

Attorney Kainui Smith Joins Porter McGuire Kiakona & Chow, LLP

Honolulu law firm Porter McGuire Kiakona & Chow, LLP is pleased to announce that Kainui Smith has been hired as an associate attorney practicing law in the areas of community association, construction and commercial litigation.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Smith was a judicial law clerk for Judge Glenn S. Hara of the Third Circuit Court in Hilo. He also served as a civil rights law clerk in the Department of Education Civil Rights Compliance Office. In 2013, he graduated cum laude with his J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii.