Press Releases: Hawaii
April 6, 2011
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Aids Tsunami Relief Efforts
HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced today that it will donate $50,000 to relief efforts. A donation of $25,000 will be made to the Japan-America Society of Hawaii as part of the “Aloha for Japan” campaign to aid with tsunami relief and an additional $25,000 will be given to the American Red Cross, Hawaii Chapter, for local disaster preparedness and response.
“We extend our deepest sympathy to the people of Japan,” said Janet Liang, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii president. “They have displayed remarkable strength, courage, and dignity through this terrible tragedy and we hope our donation helps with rebuilding for the many families affected. Additionally, the events of the last few weeks are a powerful reminder of our vulnerability as an island community, so we must also be prepared.”
About Japan-America Society of Hawaii
The Japan-America Society of Hawaii is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization founded in 1976 with a mission of “promoting understanding and friendships between the peoples of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.” Visit jashawaii.org for additional information.
About American Red Cross
The American Red Cross, Hawaii Chapter is the only non-profit organization that responds to disasters 24/7, 365 days/year to provide food, clothing, shelter, and emotional support to help people get back on their feet after a tragedy. Founded in 1917, it has assisted victims of every major disaster in the islands’ history. Visit hawaiiredcross.org for additional information.
About Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has provided total health to the people of Hawaii for more than 50 years. Care for members is focused on their total health being guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Expert care and medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Its physicians are members of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, the largest multi-specialty physician group practice in the state of Hawaii. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. Visit kp.org for additional information.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support. For more information, go to www.kp.org/newscenter.