Salvation Army facility a winner
The Salvation Army Family Treatment Services of Honolulu has received another three-year accreditation from the independent nonprofit Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. According to a news release, the Salvation Army facility, which has provided substance abuse treatment for women and children for 30 years, is among only 3 percent of organizations reviewed that did not receive a recommendation for improvement to meet standards.
Health-care association elects new board
The newly elected members of the board of directors of Healthcare Association of Hawaii include Susan Murray
, chairwoman; Thomas Driskill, Jr.
, past chairman; Fred Horwitz,
chairman-elect; Kevin Roberts
, secretary/treasurer; and Richard E. Meiers, Stan B. Berry, Beth Hoban, Gary K. Kajiwara, Anthony Krieg, Vincent Lee, Alice Kim Lee, Emilie Smith, Thomas R. Schneider, Arthur A. Ushijima, Ray Vara, Barbara Mathews
, and Col. Derick Ziegler
Adele Tsukamoto of Castle & Cooke, Inc. was recently installed as president of Executive Women International's Honolulu chapter.
Other officers include Claire Mizushima, of the Hawaii Medical Service Association, vice-president/president-elect; Lois Asato, Hawaii Convention Center, secretary; Valerie Lyn Shiroma, Ernst & Young LLP, treasurer; and Nadine Uratsuka, Accuity LLP, sergeant-at-arms.
The Hawaii chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association elected 2007 officers; Joanne Reid, president; Heather Fronk, secretary; Johnna Johnson, treasurer; and Ed Ho, caucus representative.
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Wailuku pedestrian killed in highway hit-and-run
WAILUKU » Maui police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that killed a 37-year-old Wailuku man early yesterday morning.
Police Lt. Jeffrey Tanoue said the man dressed in dark clothing was walking in an unlit area in the middle of the Honoapiilani Highway on the outskirts of Wailuku at about 4:34 a.m. yesterday when he was struck by the driver side mirror of a vehicle traveling in the Maalaea-bound lane.
Tanoue said the driver returned to the scene of the accident, but by that time the victim had been struck by another vehicle. Police said the man suffered severe head injuries and died as a result of the second collision.
Police investigators are looking for the vehicle that ran over the man, Tanoue said.
The incident on Honoapiilani Highway, about 196 feet north of Keanu Street, caused traffic to be redirected for several hours.
Father charged with attempted murder
Big Island police arrested a 65-year-old Opihihale man yesterday and charged him with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at his son on Christmas Eve.
James McKenzie was also charged with first-degree reckless endangering and first-degree theft for allegedly using a stolen firearm.
He is being held at the Kona police cellblock. Bail was set at $57,000.
According to police, a 33-year-old man reported gunshots fired at him at close range Sunday at about 5:15 p.m. He was not hit, but had minor blast and burn marks to his arms. He was treated at the scene and released.
The man told police an argument with a family member had escalated.
McKenzie had left the scene before police arrived. Police found him in Kealakekua about an hour later.
Puna man found dead in Pahoa pool
An autopsy was ordered for a Puna man who died Sunday at the Pahoa pool.
The victim was identified as David King, 43, of Pahoa.
Police received a report of a swimmer face-down at the bottom of the shallow end of the pool at 9:23 a.m. Sunday. A county lifeguard pulled King from the water and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation until fire personnel arrived.
King was taken to Hilo Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The case is classified as a coroner's inquest.