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Kaiser Permanente Welcomes Eight New Physicians to Maui and Oahu Medical Offices

Kaiser Permanente Welcomes Eight New Physicians to Maui and Oahu Medical Offices

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

 Antony Boody, MD, joins Wailuku Medical Office. Maui Lani Medical Office welcomes Margot Crandall, MD; Anna Martinez, MD; Deepa Sharma, DO; and Kaumakaokalani Shimatsu, MD. Honolulu Medical Office welcomes Laura Chang, MD; and Allyson Spence-Shishido, MD. Panupong Jiamsripong, MD joins Moanalua Medical Center.

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Ranks No. 1 in Medicare Measures Nationally

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s Medicare plan has received national recognition for the third time this year, ranking No. 1 in the nation on two measures related to comprehensive diabetes care among Medicare patients (LDL cholesterol screening, and LDL levels less than 100). This report comes from the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Quality Compass®, rating effectiveness of care among Medicare members. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente Medicare plans are No. 1 in 15 measures of care, with more top rankings than any other health plan in the nation.

Latest Kaiser Permanente Technology Innovation Helps Members Love the Skin They're In

Kaiser Permanente today announced the launch of teledermatology, a virtual service allowing dermatologists to view images of suspicious moles, lesions and rashes via Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, their leading edge electronic medical record system.  “Tele-derm” started as a pilot project on Maui and the Big Island and is now available to all Kaiser Permanente patients to improve access to specialists, speed the diagnostic process and improve clinical outcomes.

Through the service, dermatologists review photos sent via secure email server from primary care physicians and determine whether a face-to-face appointment is necessary to further diagnose or treat the condition. The triage process is convenient for patients who do not need to be referred for further care, and leaves more time for specialists to treat patients whose skin problems warrant an in-person visit.

HUGS Celebrates the Holidays with 20 Families with Seriously Ill Children on Maui

HUGS Celebrates the Holidays with 20 Families with Seriously Ill Children on Maui

Wailuku, Hawaiiwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children, is helping make the holiday season special for 20 families by hosting a large Holiday party with Santa and his big red bag of presents.

 

On December 13, HUGS partnered with A Keiki’s Dream and the Maui community to throw a holiday party to remember.  The party was held at 12 p.m. at the Cameron Center in Wailuku. 

 

The party started with a catered luncheon, fun activities, and lively games for the kids. Santa traveled from the North Pole to take photos with the keiki and spread holiday cheer. The Maui community came together to make this Holiday Party special for all the HUGS families who took part.

 

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Chop Suey Jazz Concert at Makawao Library Set for Jan. 14, 2015

Chop Suey Jazz Concert at Makawao Library Set for Jan. 14, 2015

A free concert by the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra will be presented at Makawao Public Library on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

The Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra, a 19-piece jazz band known for their upbeat, contemporary big band jazz arrangements, is directed by Casey Nagata and features local musicians from around the Valley Isle.

The Friends of the Library of Hawaii is sponsoring this one-hour concert which is suitable for the whole family.  Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  

Contact the Library three weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.  The program is subject to change.   

Makawao Public Library is located at 1159 Makawao Avenue.  For more information, please call the Library at 573-8785.

 

Local Resident Wins Big By Playing The Monopoly® Game At McDonald’s®

HONOLULU – It was Hilo resident Glen M.’s lucky day when he decided to play the 2014 MONOPOLY Game at McDonald’s. After ordering his Egg White Delight McMuffin®, Glen peeled off his third and final game piece to his winning combination of Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor Avenue and Marvin Gardens, that won him a family vacation to a Beaches Resort in Jamaica or Turks and Caicos.

“I didn’t know we won, until my wife took a double look at the game card and shouted ‘WE WON,’” said Glen M. of Hilo. “Both my wife and I contributed to this endeavor and ate at McDonald’s quite a bit because it was the best deal at a great value.”

25th Anniversary America’s Health Rankings Finds Hawaii Ranks No. 1 In Overall Health

•            Hawaii’s strengths include low prevalence of obesity and low rate of preventable hospitalizations; state’s challenges include high prevalence of binge drinking and high incidence of infectious disease

•            Nationwide, reduction in smoking, and improvements in adolescent immunization and infant mortality offset by rising rates of obesity and physical inactivity

•            Long-term analysis finds Americans have made considerable progress in avoiding premature and cardiovascular deaths in the past 25 years; life expectancy at its highest yet