China says it welcomes U.N. to visit Xinjiang via proper procedures

China said on Monday it would welcome U.N. officials to its far western region of Xinjiang if they follow the proper procedures, amid global concern over Beijing’s de-radicalization program there.


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Josh Peck Welcomes First Child With Wife Paige O’Brien

A very happy new year, indeed! Josh Peck and his wife, Paige O’Brien, have welcomed their first child together — a baby boy.

“Max Milo Peck,” the Grandfathered actor, 32, wrote alongside an Instagram picture of the chubby-cheeked little boy on Monday, December 31. The photo showed the adorable newborn swaddled in a hospital blanket and sound asleep.

O’Brien shared their happy news along with the name announcement on her Instagram page as well, adding a photo of their son wrapped in a brown blanket with a matching white hat and pacifier.

Underneath his wife’s post, Peck added a sweet comment. “Love you both forever,” he wrote.

Peck and O’Brien announced they were expecting alongside a gorgeous picture of the two in August with the glowing mama showing off her baby bump.

“Oh baby. Literally, there’s a baby in there,” he captioned the Instagram pic at the time. “Love u @paigeobrienn.”

O’Brien followed up the post with one of her own, adding, “We’re havin’ a baby!”

John Stamos — who starred as Peck’s dad in the sitcom Grandfathered and welcomed his first child with wife Caitlin McHugh in April — couldn’t contain his excitement for the pair’s growing brood. “The greatest news EVER!!!” he tweeted to the two at the time.

The first-time parents tied the knot in a Malibu wedding in June 2017 after getting engaged in Paris in March 2016.

“What do you guys think of this look?” Peck joked alongside a picture of himself in a tux ahead of their nuptials. “Getting ready for a big night coming up, plus I’ll be able to wear this when I eventually become a waiter.”

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Welcomes New Regional Director of Employee and Labor Relations

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has hired Kristie Chorny as the Hawaii Region director of employee and labor relations. She will provide leadership and guidance within the areas of labor relations, employee relations and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action for the organization’s Hawaii Region.

Chorny brings over 20 years of experience in human resources and labor relations to her role, serving most recently as director of Labor Relations at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, one of the organization’s largest regions. She provided labor relations consultation and support in a region consisting of over 73,000 bargaining unit employees and serving more than 4 million health plan members throughout 21 hospitals and 30 medical office facilities.

As Hawaii Region director, Chorny supports labor strategies for staffing effectiveness and operational effectiveness initiatives. Her accomplishments include work on Kaiser Permanente’s Labor Management Partnership, an innovative model for labor relations that provides an integrated and collaborative approach to contract negotiations and quality care delivery.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Chorny’s career included management and labor relations roles at Kellogg, Foss Maritime and Verizon Communications. She earned her bachelor’s degree in human resource management and master’s degree in organizational management from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan.


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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, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group 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 of community health. For more information, go to kp.org/share.

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DC United Welcomes Atlanta, Sounders Host FC Cincinnati as MLS Announces 2019 Home Openers

On Thursday, MLS announced its 2019 home openers for all 24 clubs for its 24th season and there are some exciting matches including Atlanta United’s visit to DC United and FC Cincinnati’s first ever match in the league, taking them to CenturyLink Field as the expansion side faces Seattle.  

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Welcomes New Senior Director Of Provider Contracting

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has hired Maria Regina “Gina” Rafer as the senior director of Provider Contracting. She is responsible for overseeing contracts for hospital, ancillary and provider services, and for maintaining relationships with Kaiser Permanente’s network providers.

Rafer has 20 years of experience in health care management, serving most recently as director of Provider Contracting and Value Based lead at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield and as corporate director of National Provider Relations at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. There, she led provider innovation, provider initiatives and network strategy for the New York division of Blue Cross Blue Shield. She has held management positions with a focus on provider relations and network management at WellCare of New York, UnitedHealthcare and Aetna. Rafer also served as an adjunct professor and instructor at Bryant & Stratton College in Syracuse, New York, teaching pre-license training for life, accident and health insurance to work in commercial, Medicare and Medicaid health plan markets.

Rafer earned bachelor’s degrees in history and mechanical engineering from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, and holds her New York State license to sell life, accident and health insurance.


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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, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group 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 of community health. For more information, go to kp.org/share.

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Japan welcomes thousands of foreign workers

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RuPaul Welcomes Trans ‘Drag Race’ Contestant After Change of Heart

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The cast of Season Four of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars was announced on Friday. The contestants for the Emmy-winning series will include Naomi Smalls, Monét X Change and Gia Gunn, a transgender performer. Gunn’s inclusion came as a surprise following a controversial statement about transgender identity by RuPaul, the show creator, earlier this year. […]

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Welcomes New Physicians on Oahu and Maui

HONOLULU — Six doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii facilities on Oahu and Maui. They add to Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning staff of more than 600 health care providers in Hawaii’s largest medical practice, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG), which serves more than 255,000 members in Hawaii.

Vanessa Cabe, MD

Vanessa Cabe, MD

Vanessa Cabe, MD, has joined as a primary care physician at the Kaiser Permanente Waipio Medical Office. She graduated with her medical degree from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Huntington Hospital, in Pasadena, California. She is board certified in internal medicine.

 

Dardo Ferrara, MD

Dardo Ferrara, MD

Dardo Ferrara, MD, practices cardiology at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from National University of Cordoba in Cordoba, Argentina. Dr. Ferrara completed his internal medicine residency at Hospital Nacional de Clinicas in Cordoba, Argentina, serving as chief resident. He completed a second internal medicine residency, as well as fellowships in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Ferrara practiced cardiac electrophysiology at North Cascade Cardiology, part of PeaceHealth Medical Group, in Bellingham, Washington. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Melissa Kim, MD, FAAP

Melissa Kim, MD, FAAP

Melissa Kim, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric hospitalist at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, and completed her pediatric residency at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Most recently, she served as a pediatric hospitalist at Nemours Children’s Health System at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida, and Nemours Children’s Urgent Care in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Kim is also an assistant professor, global status, in the department of pediatrics at her alma mater, Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Elisa Zaragoza Macias, MD, MPH

Elisa Zaragoza Macias, MD, MPH

Elisa Zaragoza Macias, MD, MPH, joins the cardiology department at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dr. Macias completed her internal medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she also earned her Master of Public Health degree. She completed fellowships in cardiology and adult congenital heart disease at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She comes to Kaiser Permanente from PeaceHealth Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington, where she served as echocardiography laboratory director and adult congenital heart disease director. Dr. Macias is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and adult congenital heart disease.

Shauna Raboteau, DO, MPH

Shauna Raboteau, DO, MPH

Shauna Raboteau, DO, MPH, practices family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Nanaikeola Clinic. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California, where she also earned her Master of Public Health. Dr. Raboteau completed her family medicine residency through the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority in Puyallup, Washington, serving as chief resident. She is board eligible in family medicine.

 

Tom Feng, MD

Tom Feng, MD

Tom Feng, MD, joins the urology department at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed his urology residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He also completed a robotics and laparoscopic fellowship at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.


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, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group 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 of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

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