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Moanalua Medical Center Achieves Top Marks on Stroke Care from American Heart Association

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2014 from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA). Moanalua Medical Center has been honored with a Gold Plus distinction, the highest level of recognition, for the fourth consecutive year for meeting AHA’s quality measures for stroke care.

Hospitals receiving a Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement Award have demonstrated 85 percent or higher compliance to best-practice standards of care for 12 consecutive months. In addition, hospitals that have received the award have demonstrated 75 percent compliance with 7 out of 10 stroke quality measures during the 12-month period. Moanalua Medical Center has the distinction of receiving a double achievement with Gold Plus quality measures in both heart failure and stroke care.

TAKITANI FOUNDATION STARTS NEW SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS

TAKITANI FOUNDATION STARTS NEW SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, Inc. added an extra round of grants to its regular high school scholarship program this year, this time to start new scholarship programs at four nonprofit organizations and institutions. With these new grants, the Foundation has awarded a total of $304,280 to promote scholarship in Hawaii this year.

 

Chaminade University received $50,000 to create a Takitani Entrepreneurship Scholar program for majors in entrepreneurship.

 

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific will use its $40,000 grant to fund semester internships to medical students who declare physical therapy as their majors.

 

Shidler College of Business received $25,000 to create an entrepreneurship major for Takitani Innovation Fellows who “will provide strategic planning services to companies on issues relative to market experience, new product launch and acquisition.”

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Kaiser Permanente to Offer Lectures for Cancer Patients

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is partnering with Kaiser Permanente to offer two educational lectures for cancer patients in December. For those suffering from cancer, join LLS on Dec. 2 and 3 for evening programs with Dr. Keola K. Beale from Kaiser Permanente's Hematology/Oncology department, focusing on patient education.

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Receives Top Performance Rating

The Joint Commission, a leading accreditor of hospitals and healthcare organizations across the nation, today honored Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The results, based on accountability measures determined by quality performance and positive patient outcomes, were announced in The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report, America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.

Bikeshare Hawaii Unveils New Leadership Team
 and Vision for Bikesharing in the Islands

Bikeshare Hawaii Unveils New Leadership Team
 and Vision for Bikesharing in the Islands

In an effort to promote bikesharing in the islands as an effective and healthy transportation alternative, the non-profit Bikeshare Hawaii is pleased to announce the hiring of its executive leadership team with Lori McCarney to serve as CEO and Ben Trevino as President and COO. 

Henderson Creates Aloha with Medical School Scholarship

Henderson Creates Aloha with Medical School Scholarship

The Will J. Henderson Aloha Fund will be awarded annually to every first-year medical student

HONOLULU - President emeritus of The Queen’s Medical Center (1960-1986), and key player in the establishment of a four-year medical school in Hawai‘i, Will J. Henderson F.A.C.H.E., M.H.A., B.A. is now nurturing future physicians.

Henderson has established the Will J. Henderson Aloha Fund at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine to support every first-year medical student.  This year’s students will benefit from this new scholarship this spring, with the earnings generated by the endowment. This generous endowment will perpetually encourage all first year medical students to pursue their dreams of becoming physicians.

Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Department Announces New Directors

Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Department Announces New Directors

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the promotions of Ross Takara, RPh, PharmD, BCACP to senior director of pharmacy, and Sheryl Shimokawa, RPh, PharmD, BCPS to director of pharmacy.