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Kaiser Permanente welcomes patients to Kona Medical Office

Family Fun Day, open house slated for noon-3 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at new facility

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Kaiser grants support community health initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced $77,207 in grant funding, in support of the following community health initiatives and safety net efforts aimed at promoting access to vision care, oral health care, and diabetes prevention. * Project Vision – $19,819 The “Better Vision for Better Life” program provides community outreach, vision screenings, access to […]

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Kaiser names new new chief operating officer

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced that Leanne Hunstock, DNP, MBA, MEd, NEA-BC, will return to the state’s largest integrated health care organization as Chief Operating Officer, Care Delivery & Vice President, Quality beginning this month. Hunstock served as COO and Chief Nursing Officer at Moanalua Medical Center from 2008 – 2010. She brings […]

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Optometrist, midwife join Kaiser Hilo clinic

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced the addition of Kristina Dimova, OD, Optometry, and Bonny Hinz, CNM, Midwifery, to the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG), the state’s largest multi-specialty medical group, providing comprehensive care to Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s 227,000-plus members. They will practice out of the Kaiser Permanente Hilo Clinic. Hinz will also practice […]

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Kaiser study finds early testing for gestational diabetes beneficial

MEDIA RELEASE A recent study conducted by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research shows testing high-risk women for gestational diabetes in the first trimester of pregnancy may identify the worst cases of the condition, allowing for earlier treatment. Gestational diabetes, or diabetes during pregnancy, is a serious condition that can result in birthing complications, […]

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Kaiser grants support community health initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced $77,000 in grant funding in support of the following two community health initiatives aimed at promoting nutrition, food safety, and wellness in Hawaii schools. University of Hawaii Foundation – $50,000 Grant This community health initiative will promote school wellness in alignment with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s “Thriving School” efforts. […]

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Kaiser launches diabetes study on ethnic disparities

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has launched an innovative $1.5-million, three-year study that will provide valuable new information on the prevalence of diabetes and the factors contributing to differences in outcomes among specific population groups of Asians, Pacific Islanders and mixed race individuals. Led by Dr. Beth Waitzfelder, Ph.D., a sociologist with Kaiser Permanente, Center […]

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ILWU ratifies new contract with Kaiser

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii employees represented by the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) recently ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The contract provides for modest wage adjustments and benefit changes, including a move to a defined contribution retirement plan for employees hired after Jan. 1, 2015. “The ratification of this new contract […]

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Kaiser receives ‘excellent’ status from NCQA

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced that it has again received an Excellent Accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This accreditation is based on patient satisfaction, service, and clinical quality measured against NCQA’s rigorous requirements and standards “Kaiser Permanente continues to be the leader in service and quality care delivery,” […]

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Kaiser donates $3,500 to Fire Department

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced $3,500 in grant funding to the Hawaii Fire Department. Funds will be used to purchase digital camera equipment, which will allow the HFD to better document injury occurrence at traffic accidents and assist medical emergency professionals in their assessment and treatment of victims. “We are very appreciative of […]

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Kaiser, HMSA post gains in 2012

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Medical Services Association and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (Hawaii) reported to the Hawaii Insurance Division that each posted profits in 2012. HMSA reported a profit of $36 million and KFHP reported a profit of $1.7 million, a net return of 1.5 percent and 0.2 percent respectively. The profits are primarily as a […]

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Kaiser to stop dispensing plastic bags to patients

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced all of its locations statewide have enacted a plastic bag ban. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is the first region in the Kaiser Permanente family and the first healthcare system in Hawaii to voluntarily ban the dispensing of plastic bags to its patients statewide. Environmentally friendly reusable and biodegradable paper […]

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Kaiser physicians, staff commemorate Day of Service

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff members will volunteer at Konawaena High and Waimea Middle Schools, and at UH Hilo’s Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resources Center to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service WHAT: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff members are partnering with Hawaii Island […]

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Kaiser donates more than $97,000 to health initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced $97,412 in grant funding in support of two community health initiatives aimed at promoting nutrition in schools and helping to feed low-income families, and a safety net effort to address childhood obesity. Grants include: * Hawaii Department of Education – $40,000 Grant This community health initiative will promote […]

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