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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Will Temporarily Consolidate Care to Larger Medical Offices Starting Monday

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii will continue providing high-quality care to its members in the event of a strike by Local 5 represented employees. If the strike occurs, resources will be consolidated to larger medical offices and 10 smaller clinics will close temporarily beginning Feb. 2, through the six-day work stoppage. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii continues to be in contract negotiations with Local 5 leadership in hopes of reaching an agreement soon.

Physicians and RNs will be available to provide medical care at open facilities during the strike. Elective procedures and non-urgent appointments will be rescheduled, with affected patients notified directly.

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First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $400,000 In 2014

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $400,000 in 2014 to local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii Public Television, Kapiolani Health Foundation, Good Beginnings Alliance, Japan American Society of Hawaii, and Aloha United Way.

The FICOH Foundation was established in 1998 and has four areas of focus: Education & Career Development; Economic & Workforce Development, Family, Social Services & Health Care; and Civic, Culture and the Arts. The Foundation also matches gifts to eligible nonprofits made by FICOH staff members.

The 2014 donations totaled $405,299 and supported more than 70 nonprofit organizations in Hawaii.

Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year Top Dining Offers at The Kahala Hotel & Resort in February

The Kahala Hotel & Resort has several special dining offers and events in February to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. Hoku’s is offering a five-course prix fixe dinner from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15 for $90 per person. Plumeria Beach House has a “Sweet and Spicy” themed Valentine’s dinner buffet on Feb. 13 and 14 for $75 per person. Reservations are available between 5:30 and 10 p.m. for both restaurants. To celebrate The Year of the Ram, Plumeria Beach House has a Chinese New Year dinner buffet featuring lion dancers and other entertainment on Feb. 20 and 21. Cost is $50 per person and reservations are available between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULUwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children statewide, today announced its 2015 HUGS Board of Directors officers, which includes Patrick Klein, President; Jason Higa, Past President; Christine Daleiden, President-Elect; Chason Ishii, Vice President; Wenli Lin, Vice President; Charles Loomis, Vice President; JoAnn Lumsden, Vice President; Bill Tobin, Vice President; Catha Combs, Secretary; and Franklin Tokioka II, Treasurer. 

 

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Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 to Kauai Humane Society

Subaru Hawaii Donates $5,000 to Kauai Humane Society

LIHUE, HAWAII subaruhawaii.com — Subaru Hawaii announced that its “Share the Love” sales event raised $5,000 for Kauai Humane Society. A check presentation was held yesterday at Servco Subaru Kauai in Lihue.

 

Across the state, the “Share the Love” event donated $35,000 total to six nonprofits: Kauai Humane Society, Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii, Hawaiian Humane Society, Maui Humane Society and Hawaii Island Humane Society. The campaign donated $250 for every new vehicle sold by Subaru Hawaii dealers from November 1 to December 31, 2014, up to $30,000.

 

Cheryl Williams Appointed General Manager For The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Cheryl Williams Appointed General Manager For The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

HONOLULU – January 20, 2015 – Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts LP and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Hawai‘i are pleased to announce the appointment of Cheryl Williams as its new general manager for The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort effective February 2, 2015.

“As the owner of The Royal Hawaiian, Kyo-ya is confident in Cheryl’s leadership ability and commitment to our employees and the Hawai‘i community,” said Victor Kimura, senior vice president of Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts LP. “With Cheryl’s experience, we are confident that she will be an outstanding steward of The Royal Hawaiian and preserve its legacy while elevating the property’s performance for future success.”

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Appoints 2 New Assistant Vice Presidents

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Appoints 2 New Assistant Vice Presidents

HONOLULU—First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has appointed Misty Wayne Assistant Vice President, Information Technology Solutions and Marie Weite Assistant Vice President, Claims.

Wayne has more than 25 years of client services, system support and project management experience. Prior to joining FICOH in 2008 as Manager of the Project Consulting Group, she served as Program Manager at HMSA for six years. She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute, an important industry-recognized certification for project managers. As Assistant Vice President, she will play a larger role in overall IT operations while continuing to oversee FICOH’s Project Consulting Group.