Honolulu City Council Presents Honorary Certificate of Appreciation to Pearl City Urgent Care and Offers First Anniversary Congratulations
Published on Friday, 01 February 2013 07:39 Written by Barbara Howard
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Honolulu, Hawaii (February 1, 2013) – The Honolulu City Council recently held a Special Awards Program and honored Pearl City Urgent Care. Councilmember Breene Harimoto presented the Certificate of Appreciation to Pearl City Urgent Care Founder and CEO, Donna Schmidt, and stated, "On behalf of the people of the City and County of Honolulu, the Council hereby congratulates Pearl City Urgent Care on its First Anniversary, expresses its gratitude for bringing much needed medical services to Pearl City, and welcomes the facility as a full-fledged member of the Pearl City community. The Council further extends its warmest aloha to Founder and CEO, Donna Schmidt; Medical Director, Dr. Keith Stephenson, and the dedicated staff of Pearl City Urgent Care, and wishes them all enduring success in their medical mission."
Honolulu City Council: Back Row Left to Right: Ann Kobayashi, Joey Manahan, Carol Fukunaga, Stanley Chang
Front Row Left to Right: Breene Harimoto, Donna Schmidt, Melissa Bojorquez
As a medical social worker, Donna Schmidt learned that many of her elderly clients were told to visit the ER when it was not necessary due to a lack of options—resulting in overcrowded ER's and increased overall medical care costs. This led Schmidt to create Pearl City Urgent Care as a means to provide convenient, safe, and efficient care in an environment that promotes healing.
Schmidt remarks, "We truly appreciate being honored by the City and County of Honolulu, and we especially thank Councilmember Breene Harimoto for the presentation and congratulations on our First Anniversary. We are proud of the high quality medical services we provide. Our patients can avoid the crowded waiting rooms and long waits for care as our goal is to get people in and out comfortably and quickly. The moment people walk in the door, they'll notice that this is not the typical emergency or lab waiting room. We have created a comfortable setting to help patients feel embraced in a healing environment – their stress levels lessen and they feel more at ease as our professional staff guides them to get the immediate medical care they need."
Melissa Bojorquez, Pearl City Urgent Care Community Outreach Liaison, adds, "We are honored to be recognized for the services we provide for the community. From providing wellness seminars, to sponsoring the Health Fair and offering free blood pressure checks at the Momilani Farmer's Market, to participating in career days and informing students about the medical profession at local schools and colleges, we are proud to be a part of the fabric and heart of our community."
Pearl City Urgent Care celebrates its First Anniversary, February 20 - 23, 2013.
The theme is I Love, Love, Love, Pearl City Urgent Care!
The public is invited to stop in and share the love from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm and register to win prizes, receive free gifts and enjoy refreshments.
About Pearl City Urgent Care: Pearl City Urgent is a medical clinic providing immediate and urgent medical care on Oahu for Pearl City, Honolulu, Waikiki, Waipahu, Aiea, Kapolei, Kunia, Waipio, Makakilo, Halawa, Mililani, and Ewa Beach. Pearl City Urgent Care is located at 1245 Kuala Street, Pearl City and provides a quick and affordable option for people needing immediate medical care and treatment for common or everyday health problems seven days a week – no appointments are necessary. It is a full service Urgent Care Center and has state-of-the-art technology to keep in touch with patients' primary care physicians. It also has a digital x-ray suite and trauma room. Along with immediate medical care, it offers drug testing, lab tests and provides basic services such as Sports and School Physicals, Occupational Health and Workers Comp. Call Pearl City Urgent Care at 808-456-CARE(2273).
Pearl City Urgent Care is one of only two urgent care providers in the State of Hawaii certified by
The Urgent Care Association of America.
Full Service Urgent Care Center
Pearl City Urgent Care has state-of-the-art technology to keep in touch with your primary care physician.
Our services include:
Urgent Care - Full Service Digital X-Ray Suite - Lab Work - Occupational Health and Workers Compensation - Back to Work Physicals - Sports and School Physicals - Drug Testing - Treatment Room and more. See our complete list of services.
We offer basic lab services:
Rapid Strep - Mononucleosis - Pregnancy - Influenza - Drug Testing - Glucose