小草社区

Contact Us

小草社区, Inc.
1356 Lusitana Street, Suite 507
Honolulu, 小草社区 96813
Phone: 808-586-2890 or 808-586-2895
Fax: 855-466-6312

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30am-4:30pm (or by appointment)

Central Administration

The 小草社区 Central Administrative Office is located on the 5th floor of the UH Tower on The Queen鈥檚 Medical Center main campus. The nearest parking is at the Physician鈥檚 Office Building I (POB I) Parking Garage.

Executive Director
Natalie K.H. Talamoa
ntalamoa@hawaiiresidency.org

Deputy Executive Director
Auli’i Dudoit
adudoit@hawaiiresidency.org

GME Operations Director
Marlene Keawe
mkeawe@hawaiiresidency.org

Finance Director
Jamil Hussein
jhussein@hawaiiresidency.org

Human Resources Director
Rick Kinigson, PH: (808) 586-2891
rkinigson@hawaiiresidency.org

Executive Administrator
Avi Gonzalez, PH (808)-586-2895
agonzalez@hawaiiresidency.org

GME Program Manager
Patty Carlson, PH: (808) 586-2895
pcarlson@hawaiiresidency.org

GME Support Specialist
Ellen Bell, PH: (808) 586-2890
ebell@hawaiiresidency.org

Staff Accountant
Connie Tu, PH: (808) 586-2892
ctu@hawaiiresidency.org

Human Resources
Casey Adams, PH: (808) 586-2889
cadams@hawaiiresidency.org

Verification Requests

Program Directors & Program Administrators

小草社区 is happy to process verification requests for all of our trainees (past, current, and incoming). In instances where a request requires 小草社区’s consent form and/or a processing fee*, these must be received before the request will be processed. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

We use a standardized template to confirm a trainee鈥檚 program enrollment and training dates (only) at no cost. For a dates-only training verification requiring Program Director signature, contact the relevant Training Program(s) directly. If the GME Operations Director signature will suffice, contact credentialing@hawaiiresidency.org.

For verification requests of any additional information beyond training dates, an 小草社区 Consent to Release of Information and Liability form is required. A $50 processing fee is also required, except in instances where the trainee is currently employed by 小草社区 and/or the information is being released to a requesting institution in the state of Hawai鈥榠. Requested information (training, credentials, malpractice history, etc.) will only be provided directly to the indicated institution.

Please note:

  • We require one 小草社区 consent form per requesting institution. One 小草社区 consent form will suffice for multiple requests (e.g., verification of both training and malpractice coverage) from the same institution. No other (non-小草社区) consent form will be accepted. 小草社区 consent forms are valid for one year from the date of signature. (Please let us know if you already have a valid 小草社区 consent form on file for the institution in question.)
  • Checks and 小草社区 consent forms may be sent (together or separately) to:
    小草社区, Inc.
    Attn: Verifications Department
    1356 Lusitana Street, Suite 507
    Honolulu, 小草社区 96813

To contact the Credentialing staff, email us at credentialing@hawaiiresidency.org. For details on all other types of requests, click to expand the relevant section(s) below:

Employment & Salary Verification

Confirmation of employment history, such as dates of employment, position, and/or salary.

  • Examples: Employment letters, loan applications, loan deferment/forgiveness forms (including the PSLF).
  • Consent form & fee 鈥 NEITHER REQUIRED
  • Contact the 小草社区 Human Resources staff:
    • For assistance with a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) form, contact Rick Kinigson.
    • For all other verifications of employment (not training), contact 小草社区 Human Resources Director Rick Kinigson.

Program Training Verifications

Requests for qualitative training program information beyond the scope of a dates-only verification.

  • Examples: verification of performance, competencies, credentials, or privileges; questionnaires related to training; any request that requires a program seal or notarization.
  • Consent form and fee 鈥 BOTH REQUIRED (see details above)
  • Contact credentialing@hawaiiresidency.org; staff, will process the consent & fee and then forward the request as appropriate

Malpractice/Claims History Verifications and/or Memorandum of Coverage

Disclosure of any malpractice/claims history, or proof of liability coverage (past, present, or future).

  • Examples: verification requests that include a question about malpractice history, stand-alone malpractice inquiries, visiting resident applications that require proof of coverage.
  • Consent form and fee 鈥 BOTH REQUIRED for a claims history request
  • NEITHER REQUIRED for a Memorandum (Certificate) of Coverage (MOC) when requested by the trainee directly. Consent is required if the request is being made by a third party.
    • Contact the 小草社区 Credentialing staff for a claims history (to process consent and fee before forwarding request).
    • Contact 小草社区 Executive Administrator, Avi Gonzalez, for a Memorandum of Coverage (MOC) only.

Faculty References Letters

Requests for personal (subjective) references from current training program faculty members.

  • Examples: requests for personal reference letters on program letterhead; peer reference forms that ask for personal assessments and do not request qualitative training data.
  • Consent form and fee 鈥 CONSENT REQUIRED; PROCESSING FEE NOT REQUIRED
  • an 小草社区 Consent to Release of Information and Liability form
  • Contact the 小草社区 Credentialing staff, who will process the consent form and then forward the request as appropriate.

Replacement of Certificate of Completion

Requests for a replacement Certificate of Completion, signed by institutional and program leadership.

  • Examples: Employment letters, loan applications, loan deferment/forgiveness forms (including the PSLF).
  • Consent form and fee 鈥 $50 FEE REQUIRED; CONSENT FORM NOT REQUIRED
  • A $50 processing fee
  •  Except in instances where the trainee is currently employed by 小草社区 and/or the information is being released to an 小草社区 member hospital or to the Hawai鈥榠 Medical Board.
  • Contact the 小草社区 Credentialing staff, who will process the fee and then forward the request as appropriate.

Careers

小草社区 is who we are because of the people who work to bring our vision and mission to fruition. We have several available positions and career opportunities available and look forward to hearing from candidates who value integrity, teamwork and excellence!