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Hawaii Pacific Health releases care-benefit numbers for 2009

Hawaii Pacific Health – which operates the Kapiolani Medical Centers, Straub Clinic & Hospital and Wilcox Memorial – said it provided $108 million in community benefits in 2009, including $81 million for un-reimbursed care.

The nonprofit said another $16 million was used to provide access to specialty services that aren’t otherwise available in Hawaii, including pediatric transport, pediatric heart-lung bypass, the Straub Burn Unit, a high-risk breast cancer program, pediatric cardiac surgery and a sex abuse treatment center.

HPH said it spent $2 million to promote healthful behavior and $9 million to support teaching, research and collaboration designed to educate future generations of nurses and physicians.

"We take our community benefit responsibility seriously and feel strongly that everyone in Hawaii deserves access to quality health care," said Chuck Sted, president and CEO.


Hilo airports to receive $2.85M from FAA for jetway upgrades

The state will receive $2.85 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to replace four passenger loading bridges at Hilo International Airport.

The bridges that are in disrepair are 18 years old, according to a press release issued yesterday by U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.

There are seven jetways at the airport, three of which were recently upgraded.

"Maintaining our airports is critical to ensuring that residents and visitors can travel in and out of the state and move safely from island to island," Inouye said. "These funds will help ensure that a small hub like Hilo is up to date with the latest equipment."


Hearst Foundation awards $100,000 to the Queen’s Medical Center

The Queen’s Medical Center said it was given a $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation Inc. to be used on its cancer survivorship program.

Queen’s said it has helped more than 100 patients since the inception of this program in August.

Queen’s said the program is the first of its kind in Hawaii, ensuring quality of care for cancer patients and their families post-treatment. The goals of the program are to "establish a future care plan, provide treatment summaries, provide educational materials about the anticipated side effects, ensure follow-up and surveillance, coordinate appointments, assess psychosocial and economic issues, and assist with transition after treatment," Queen’s said.

The Hearst Foundation grant allows Queen’s to provide these services free of charge to all cancer patients.

"We are also expanding our efforts to the neighbor islands as well," said Francisco Conde, advanced practice nurse at the Queen’s Cancer Center.

"This program impacts patients through educating and empowering them, which provides comfort after treatment. Hawaii currently has the highest rates of breast and colorectal cancer survivors, and programs like these help to continue to build on those numbers."

Jason Yoshimi



HEMIC, a workers’ compensation insurer in Hawaii, has promoted:

» Jason Yoshimi to president and chief financial officer.

» David Doehm to executive vice president and chief operations officer as well as president of HEMIC’s subsidiary, HEMIC Insurance Managers Inc.

Glenn T. Goya

Keauhou Beach Resort has appointed Deaner Snively as sales manager of culture and education. His experience includes working in sales positions with Apple Vacations and Pleasant Holidays, being sales representative and sales manager for Aloha Airlines, and having worked independent projects for the Big Island Visitors Bureau.

First Hawaiian Bank has promoted the following vice presidents:

» Glenn T. Goya to vice president and area manager at Makiki and Ward branches from vice president and Manoa branch manager.

» George C.K. Leong to vice president and deputy manager of commercial real estate division. He has 16 years of experience with commercial real estate loans, and joined the company as vice president of commercial real estate division in 2005.



» The headline for the second item had an incorrect dollar amount listed.


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