‘Ohana Health Donates Fans to Maui Waena

October 21, 2016, 2:03 PM HST · Updated October 21, 2:06 PM
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Maui Waena, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Waena, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Although a recent addition to the Maui Waena Intermediate School includes nine air-conditioned classrooms, many of the school’s 1,100 students are still in rooms with little relief from the Maui heat.

To help create a better educational environment, ‘Ohana Health Plan, a WellCare Health Plans Inc. company, today presented 40 tower and mini-fans to the school.

‘Ohana was joined at the ceremony by Lt. Gov. Shan S. Tsutsui and state Rep.Justin Woodson (D-9).

“There is a significant relationship between education and health,” said Scott Sivik, market vice president at ‘Ohana Health Plan. “We thank Rep. Woodson for recognizing this and connecting ‘Ohana to a school in need. The best learning takes place in comfortable settings and we are honored to help create an environment at Maui Waena that helps every student have the opportunity to succeed.”

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“I would like to thank ‘Ohana Health Plan for taking the initiative to engage with the community to help fill needs that assist students in the classroom and beyond,” said Rep. Woodson.

“A big mahalo to ‘Ohana Health Plan for its generous fan donation to Maui Waena and for recognizing that it’s important for members of the community to pitch in to help create a conducive learning environment for our students,” said Lt. Gov. Tsutsui. “I’d also like to thank ‘Ohana Health Plan for becoming a partner in other initiatives that support the overall health and well-being of our keiki, such as the R.E.A.C.H. Initiative.”

As of June 30, 2016, ‘Ohana Health Plan has more than 230 employees in Hawai‘i and serves approximately 57,000 members through its offices in Kapolei, Honolulu, Hilo and Kahului.

For more information about ‘Ohana, go online.

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