As medical director for more than three decades of the Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO has treated more than 30,000 work injuries, overseen numerous programs benefiting employees, and has also served as an expert medical witness as part of numerous cases governed throughout the various courts of the archipelago state. Outside of his professional obligations, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO supports charitable programs, including Hawaii Public Radio.
There’s a new president and general manager of Hawaii Public Radio. According to Pacific Business News, Jose Fajardo joined the organization in May and completely took over the position in June when the former holder of the position, Michael Titterson, officially retired. Fajardo’s career spans 30 years. He first dreamed of working in the radio and broadcasting industry as a young boy living in Puerto Rico on a military base at the age of about 12 or 13. He’s led at least two other public radio stations before, holding the management positions of CEO and executive vice president, prior to accepting the role in Hawaii, where the public station uniquely broadcasts from two stations streaming different content.
Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO has an extensive medical background. His longest-running position is heading the medical team at Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before assuming his current responsibilities, he started his career in emergency services clinics and hospital emergency departments. One of those establishments was the Johnston Atoll Dispensary where Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO dealt with toxicological emergencies associated with chemical munitions.
Chemical munitions are also sometimes referred to as chemical weapons. Usually, chemical munitions are delivered through explosions using bombs or missiles, causing injuries and death through reactions that can include asphyxiation, nerve damage, blistering, and blood poisoning, among others.
Chemical weapons can be destroyed through two processes: incineration and neutralization. Incinerating the chemicals is done by using extreme heat to turn the chemicals into ash, water vapor, or carbon dioxide. The JACAD project on Johnston Atoll was an example of this. Neutralization, on the other hand, breaks down chemical agents using water and caustic compounds like sodium hydroxide.
As medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, focuses on the care and prevention of workplace injuries as well as on the treatment of travelers' medical emergencies.