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European Wax Center Opens First Hawaii Location In Pearl Highlands Center

European Wax Center Opens First Hawaii Location In Pearl Highlands Center

PEARL CITY, HAWAII — European Wax Center today announced it will open its first Hawaii location in Pearl Highlands Center in February, located at 1000 Kamehameha Highway between GameStop and Payless Shoes.

 

“We are excited to be expanding the European Wax Center experience to Hawaii,” says David Pang, local businessman and Regional Developer for Hawaii. “We believe that high-quality waxing should be accessible to all and can be incorporated into everyone's regular routine and skincare regime.”  

 

During the next three months, European Wax Center’s Pearl City location plans to hire between 17 and 20 people, including licensed estheticians and guest service associates.

 

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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.

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.

DEP Completes New Solar System at Central Union Church

DEP Completes New Solar System at Central Union Church

 

HONOLULUwww.dephawaii.com – Central Union Church today announced it is expected to save almost $12,000 in energy costs per year through its new 116 kW photovoltaic (PV) system installed by Distributed Energy Partners (“DEP”). DEP installed the solar system on the Women’s Building and Parish Hall at Central Union Church’s 8.4-acre campus in Honolulu.

 

“Helping Central Union Church take advantage of Hawaii's natural resources with a PV system has been a privilege,” said Steve Mazur, DEP’s Senior Renewable Energy Developer. “I commend the members at the church who committed to find ways to reduce electricity use through a series of efficiency projects along with the PV installation. The PV project will set a great example to the community of ways to reduce our dependence on imported oil and making choices that will benefit our generation and future generations.”

 

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Island Insurance Foundation Donates $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) Hawaii

Island Insurance Foundation Donates $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) Hawaii

The Island Insurance Foundation has donated $15,000 to Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) Hawaii in support of the organization’s Lifelong Mentoring Programs.  Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation, presented the $15,000 check to KAMP Hawaii Executive Director Aaron Kamau, KAMP Hawaii youth mentors and members of its Mentors-in-Training program at a presentation ceremony held at Farrington High School.

Founded in 2005, Kids At Risk Mentoring Programs (KAMP) is a Hawaii-based non-profit organization that focuses on disadvantaged, at-risk youth and children with disabilities. KAMP Hawaii’s goal is to provide outreach programs that reach all youth from every spectrum of society. 

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.

AMA Hawai‘i Announces New Individuals Awards for 38th Annual ‘Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year’

The Hawai‘i chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Hawai‘i) is now accepting applications for the 38th Annual Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year. Winners will be honored at the annual AMA Hawai‘i Marketer of the Year awards luncheon on April 9, 2015 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel.

New individual recognitions this year include the AMA Lifetime Achievement award and AMA Young Marketer of the Year.

Companies are encouraged to enter their work in the following categories: Best Marketing of a New Product or Service; Best E-Marketing; Best Rebrand Marketing; Best Marketing of an Event; and Best Non-Profit Marketing.

Last year’s winners included: Hawaiian Host, Hospice Hawaii, Hawaiian Telcom, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd., Focus Opus and Hawaii Fashion Incubator.