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Kaiser helps launch Hawaii Public Health Institute

MEDIA RELEASE Coordination of community health efforts across sectors are receiving a boost as Kaiser Permanente Hawaii presented a $50,000 grant to help launch the new Hawaii Public Health Institute (HIPHI). With the HIPHI’s launch, Hawaii becomes the 28th state in the U.S. to have a public health institute. Public health institutes are nonprofit organizations […]

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Kaiser earns 5 stars for quality, service

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii received an overall 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the third year in a row and is the only plan in the state to achieve CMS’s highest ranking. All Kaiser Permanente regions, across the nation, earned a 5-star rating for the 2014 plan year. […]

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New physician specialists join Kaiser

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced the addition of three new physicians who join more than 500 physicians and providers of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. New physicians include Erika Kwock, MD, a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology practicing at the Waipio Clinic on Oahu, Tony Clinton, MD, a specialist in dermatology who will be practicing […]

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Kaiser appoints Lagapa as senior director of continuing care

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced Dionicia Lagapa, MSN, a 25-year nursing employee, has been appointed as Senior Director of Continuing Care and will lead the division responsible for day-to-day patient care services statewide. She assumes her new position Sept. 1, 2013. Lagapa, a licensed advanced practice registered nurse and certified family nurse practitioner, […]

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Kaiser commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii physicians and staff members on the Big Island volunteered their time working in sustainable gardens at Waimea Middle School and Konawaena High School, and at UH Hilo’s Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resources Center in commemoration of today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The volunteer effort was led by […]

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Kaiser ranked Hawaii’s top health plan

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii continued to demonstrate strong commitment to quality and service, ranking as the number one health plan in the state and among the top 20 health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s 2012 ranking of health plans in the U.S. The “NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan […]

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Kaiser plans Honokohau medical facility

Kaiser plans Honokohau medical facility

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced plans to construct a 30-exam room medical office building in Honokohau. The project is expected to break ground by late 2012 and be complete by early 2014. This new state-of-the-art facility will replace the existing Kaiser Permanente clinic in Kailua-Kona. “We have a lot of members in the […]

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Kaiser donates $140,000 to support community initiatives

Kaiser donates $140,000 to support community initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced $140,000 in grant funding to three local community organizations/initiatives: the “Hawaii 5-2-1-0” childhood obesity prevention initiative, Department of Native Hawaiian Health’s diabetes management program and YMCA’s “STRIVE” teen health program. Grants include: * Hawaii 5-2-1-0 Initiative – $65,000 This initiative will promote healthier lifestyles in schools utilizing “Community […]

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'Weight of the Nation' screening in Hilo (May 11)

‘Weight of the Nation’ screening in Hilo (May 11)

Lacy Deniz Hawaii 24/7 Student Reporter Kaiser Permanente Hawaii presents an advance screening of HBO’s documentary, “The Weight of the Nation” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May at the Palace Theater in Hilo. The four-part documentary features case studies, as well as interviews with experts, individuals, and families batting with obesity. Part 1 of the series […]

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Kaiser leading way in online health care

Kaiser leading way in online health care

MEDIA RELEASE With nearly 70,000 members going online to view lab results, refill prescriptions, communicate with their physicians, and schedule appointments, Kaiser Permanente leads the state in the delivery of online health care services. Kaiser Permanente announced today the results of its 2011 electronic connectivity survey, which shows a significant increase over the past year […]

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Kaiser grant boosts HealthierUS School Challenge

Kaiser grant boosts HealthierUS School Challenge

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has awarded the state Department of Education a $40,300 grant to provide technical assistance and support to schools applying for HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) certification. Janet Liang, president of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, present a check to Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi on Monday, Jan. 30 in Honolulu. HUSSC is a voluntary national […]

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Kaiser supports Big Island healthy eating initiatives

Kaiser supports Big Island healthy eating initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced $20,000 in grant funding to the Food Basket and The Kohala Center to address healthy eating initiatives on the Big Island: * The Kohala Center – A $10,000 grant to support setup of SNAP/EBT redemption systems in six farmers markets involving 170 local vendors on the Big Island. […]

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Kaiser using new media to help people thrive

Kaiser using new media to help people thrive

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced the launch of an online physical activity program: Thrive Across Hawaii. The free program, available to all employees of any business offering a Kaiser Permanente health plan, helps individuals and teams monitor and improve their health and fitness through a virtual experience. Each participating company will have a […]

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Statewide study to guide health efforts

Statewide study to guide health efforts

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has unveiled the first ever Hawaii Community Health Needs Assessment: Community Voices on Health. Hundreds of people, including elected officials, physicians, and community and public health advocates attended the unveiling at the State Capitol. A health needs assessment compiles information about existing health issues and trends as well as resources […]

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