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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.


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.

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.

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


ALTRES Hosts Company Blood Drive

ALTRES Hosts Company Blood Drive
ALTRES Employees Donate More Than 30 Pints of Blood in Company Blood Drive HONOLULU — www.altres.com — ALTRES, a Blood Bank of Hawaii Lifesaver Club member since 2000, hosted a blood drive on Dec. 8, which resulted in a donation of more than 30 pints of blood. The bloodmobile was parked on Waimanu Street and ALTRES employees donated from 8 a.m.

Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center Receives Top Performance Rating

The Joint Commission, a leading accreditor of hospitals and healthcare organizations across the nation, today honored Kaiser Permanente’s Moanalua Medical Center as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The results, based on accountability measures determined by quality performance and positive patient outcomes, were announced in The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report, America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety.