State solicits paintings of francolin for stamp
The Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife is accepting paintings of the gray francolin in a Hawaii habitat for possible selection for the 2006-2007 Hawaii Wildlife Conservation Stamp.
The gray francolin, also known as the black partridge or Indian francolin, is native to Southwest Asia and India and was introduced in Hawaii in the late 1950s and 1960s.
The painting selected will be used for state hunting licenses and available to collectors. Submissions must be received by Friday. The winner will receive a maximum fee of $1,000.
For more information, see the division's Web site, www.dofaw.net, or call 587-0166.
Health care specialists to gather at Hilton
"Winds of Change" is the theme of the annual conference of the Hawaii Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association Thursday and Friday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.
Dr. Jeffrey Bauer, health futurist, medical economist and senior vice president of ACS Healthcare Solutions in Dearborn, Mich., will give an opening speech.
Joyce Zimowski, past association national chairwoman, will be the major speaker the second day, discussing "Leadership: Making a Difference."
Twenty-five sessions will be held on forces affecting today's health care industry, with topics such as health care quality, health information organizations, electronic health records, internal auditing and compliance and finance.
Emergency preparation and recovery will be explored in a panel discussion.
The health care education conference is designed to address issues of interest to health care financial executives, doctors, patient financial services, directors and information management professionals.
Participants will have an opportunity at a trade fair on the first day of the conference to learn about advanced products and services available in the industry here and on the mainland.
The conference will begin at 8 a.m. each day. The cost for HFMA members is $295; for nonmembers, $350.
A brochure with details on the sessions and speakers and a registration form are available on the Web site www.hfmahawaii.org.