Insurance company receives national AAAHC accreditation
TakeCare Insurance Co. Inc. received notice of its renewal of accreditation compliance to the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care standards.
AAAHC auditors examined TakeCare’s procedures and operations covering 10 areas: member rights, responsibilities and protections; governance, administration, provider network credentialing, network adequacy, case management and care coordination; health education and wellness promotion; clinical records and health information; environment of care safety, and quality improvement program.
TakeCare received a three-year accreditation in 2016 and was renewed in 2019. This 2022 accreditation renewal is through 2025.
AAAHC is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. It develops standards aimed at advancing patient safety, quality care, and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research. The AAAHC health plan accreditation program is recognized by many state and federal regulators and healthcare oversight divisions as meeting stringent operational and program requirements in areas such as quality and risk management, member rights and utilization.
Dealership receives sustainability award
Atkins Kroll Inc. received the BMW Group Asia Polaris Sustainability Award for Environmental Sustainability for its initiatives to help lower its carbon footprint and reduce environmental pollution during the Annual Importer Conference held in Mallorca, Spain
The Environmental Sustainability award recognizes AK’s exceptional initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental pollution. Initiatives include:
Initiatives include a Used Car Battery Recycling Program for customers, a waste recycling program for tires, other materials and lubricants and other fluids, energy efficient LED and UV lighting installation and planned solar panel installation.
Restaurant chain introduces new menu, new ordering system
Subway has introduced The Subway Series in Guam and Saipan – a completely new menu of 12 sandwiches.
The new sandwiches combine a choice meats, cheeses, fresh hand-sliced vegetables, freshly baked breads, and sauces.
The Subway Series comprises 12 sandwiches hand-picked from hundreds of chef-inspired sandwich recipes that took a year of testing and perfecting to earn a coveted spot on The Subway Series menu, according to the Quick Service restaurant chain.
The Subway Series of 12 new sandwiches is grouped into four categories—Cheesesteak, Italiano, Chicken and Club—with three sandwiches each. Ingredients include Capicola, a popular type of salami or cold cut, and Garlic Aioli. With The Subway Series comes a new ordering system to streamline the process for guests. At the customer’s choice, instead of walking the line to pick ingredients, toppings and condiments, they can s order by saying the sandwich name or number and specify whether they want a Footlong or a six-inch sandwich of The Subway Series menu, which is comprised of
Cheesesteaks: No. 1 The Philly, No. 2 The Outlaw, No. 3 The Monster
Italianos: No. 4 Supreme Meats, No. 5 Bella Mozza, No. 6 The Boss
Chicken: No. 7 The MexiCali, No. 8 The Great Garlic, No. 9 The Champ
Clubs: No. 10 The All-American Club, No. 11 Subway Club, No. 12 Turkey Cali Club
Guests can still customize and make substitutions to the classic menu and to the curated sandwiches of The Subway Series.
The Subway Series launched nationally during the summer.
NMI federal court enters Congressional Record
Gregorio Camacho “Kilili” Sablan, delegate to Congress for the Northern Mariana Islands, presented a copy of his statement in the Congressional Record to Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona (at left) of the Northern Mariana Islands. Also present was Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood. The Congressional Record statement memorializes the history of the federal court in the NMI and those who have worked there.
Company receives first tech Guam Product Seal
Bella Wings Aviation received the Guam Product Seal, becoming Guam’s first tech product with the company’s Made on Guam drones.
The Guam Product Seal was administered through the Guam Economic Development Authority.
The 36th Guam Legislature also presented Bella Wings with a Legislative Certificate for its accomplishments.
GPA employees undergo site security training
Guam Power Authority employees joined by colleagues from other Government of Guam agencies completed the five-day Electricity-Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s Vulnerability of Integrated Security Analysis Workshop. The VISA is a cost-effective methodology that relies on Subject Matter Expertise input to help determine overall Physical Protection System effectiveness. The aim is to recognize security threats and develop the skills needed to combat such threats to aid overall security.
Creative writers wanted for new anthology
The Na’huyong CHamoru Anthology Project in collaboration with the University of Guam Press is seeking creative writing by CHamoru authors from Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and across the [CHamoru] diaspora to be included in this first anthology of its kind.
The collection will feature work from throughout the spectrum of CHamoru literary production, including new writing.
Submission packets should include a cover page; three of the author’s best works; a brief author biography; and contact information that includes a mailing address, email address, and phone number. Writers may access the official Call for Submissions, required forms, and further information at www.uog.edu/uogpress/nahuyong-call-for-submissions. Submissions must be sent to [email protected] by Dec. 31.
Hospital recognized by associations on blood pressure initiative
Guam Regional Medical City has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association for its commitment to improving blood pressure control rates, earning Silver-level recognition as part of the Target: BP initiative.
The Silver award recognizes practices that have demonstrated a commitment to improving blood pressure control through measurement accuracy.
GRMC attested to the completion of at least four out of six evidence-based blood pressure measurements, such as sse of calibrated BP measurement devices; regularly validate BP devices; strengthen staff knowledge on the accurate measurement of blood pressure every six to12 months; test the staff’s accurate BP measurement skills every six to 12 months; use guideline-driven BP measurement protocol; and increase awareness of accurate BP measurement, such as posting the infographic to every place where blood pressures are taken.
Contests for Christmas and children
Cash prizes await the winners of the Marianas Visitors Authority’s Mini Christmas Village contest, and registration is now being accepted. Cash prizes for winners of the Marianas Visitors Authority Mini Christmas Village of $2,000 for 1st place, $1,500 for 2nd place, and $1,000 for 3rd place will be awarded for the top entries of the contest, which will create a village scene at Garapan Fishing Base in Saipan as part of MVA’s annual Christmas in The Marianas celebration.
Participants will be provided a 4’x4’ wooden structure to decorate.
Christmas in The Marianas celebrations will take place on Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17 and Jan. 7.
On Rota, a contest for the best decorated house will be held. On Tinian a contest for best decorated building will be held in two categories: residential and business/government office, and a children’s carol singing, and costume contest will be held. Contact the various MVA offices for participation and further details.
The Office of the Governor, the Guam Economic Development Authority and the Guam Department of Health and Social Services are holding the Guam Childcare Art Contest for Guam elementary and middle school students (including homeschool and charter school students). The contest is limited to one entry per student with elementary students eligible for both the coloring and art contest, while middle school students are encouraged to submit two-dimensional artwork including paintings, drawings, computer-generated artwork or photographs.
Submissions can include Kiko and his carabao family or other art relating to the theme of Guam childcare.
First and second place winners will be selected by contest judges in three categories, along with a people’s choice award selected via online voting on www.guamchildcare.com. Winners will receive a VIP package including a night stay at Pacific Islands Club – Guam, tickets to the Super American Circus, a two-hour art lesson at Art Beat Guam and opportunities to have their artwork featured online and on display at a local gallery.