Maluhia Dedicates Healing Garden

Healing GardenHonolulu, Hawaii — On Wednesday, September 21, 2011, Maluhia’s staff and volunteers hosted a dedication ceremony, recognizing the donors contributing to the completion of the healing garden.

With funding assistance from Central Pacific Bank and Al Yazawa, M.D., Maluhia medical director, the Alewa Heights long-term care facility was able to develop this special garden. At the same time, Mr. Richard Takara, a participant (outpatient) of the Maluhia Adult Day Health Center, whole-heartedly donated his home-grown bonsai plants that he had cared for many years.

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Derek Akiyoshi Named Administrator at Maluhia

Derek AkiyoshiHonolulu, Hawaii — Derek Akiyoshi has been appointed Administrator at Maluhia. Most recently, Mr. Akiyoshi served as Assistant Administrator at Convalescent Center of Honolulu.

Mr. Akiyoshi has also held administrative positions at Hawaiian Telcom as Human Resources Business Unit Manager and as Assistant Operations Manager at Hawaii Transfer Company Ltd. Additionally, he held various administrative positions at Grace Pacific Corporation for 18 years.

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HHSC Signs Contract to Implement Its Electronic Medical Records System Across the State

Electronic Medical Records ContractHonolulu, Hawaii — The delivery of patient care at the State community hospitals on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands is expected to be greatly enhanced following today’s announcement that the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) has finalized a $28.7 million contract with Siemens Healthcare. The agreement provides the public-hospital system with a complete hospital information system including a succession of

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Good Sitting News for HHSC Oahu Region Nursing Home Facilities

Good Sitting NewsHonolulu, Hawaii — Leahi Hospital and Maluhia just received a donation of 100 arm-chairs from the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. These chairs will be placed in the lobby, patient rooms and various other areas of the nursing-home facilities on Oahu to make family and visitors more comfortable.

“We’re extremely pleased to accept this contribution from one of our most outstanding hotels,” said Bruce Anderson, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. “The chairs will

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For Buddhist Parole Officer, Changing Lives is a Sure Thing

Honolulu, Hawaii – Some things a person just knows.

Like when Jo desMarets was in the third grade in Columbus, Ohio, working on a Hawaii statehood project and she just knew that sooner or later she was going to live in Hawaii.

Or like years later when desMarets was sitting in world history class at Linden-McKinley High School and realized she was meant to be Buddhist.

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Leahi Hospital Receives Achievement of Excellence Award in Healthcare Quality

Achievement of Excellence AwardHonolulu, Hawaii — Leahi Hospital has received the Achievement of Excellence in Healthcare Quality Award, presented by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health.

With this award, the Diamond Head-Kaimuki nursing home has been recognized for improving the quality of health care given to its residents (long-term care patients) during a three-year assessment period.

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