Kaiser Permanente Hawaii taps two executives to run Maui facilities: 5 things to know

Kelly Gooch - Print  | 

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, based in Kailua-Kona, has selected two executives to lead Maui Health System, the new company run by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii that assumes management of the Maui state hospitals July 1, according to a Pacific Business News report.

Here are five things to know about the picks.

1. Ray Hahn will serve as senior vice president and area manager. Mr. Hahn previously was COO of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente's Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers in California, and has worked with Kaiser Permanente in various capacities since 2005.

2. David Ulin, MD, will be the associate medical director of operations at Pacific Permanente Group and chief medical director of the Maui Health System. Dr. Ulin, a Maui pediatrician of 15 years, previously was associate medical director and physician-in-charge of Maui for Hawaii Permanente Medical Group.

3. Mr. Hahn and Dr. Ulin will oversee Hawaii Health Systems Corp.'s Maui facilities, which include Kula Hospital & Clinic, Lanai Community Hospital and Maui Memorial Medical Center.

4. The executives will have a role in care delivery, safety strategy, staff management and the development of a new financial model for the system, which faced millions in debt, according to the report. In January, the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. board signed an agreement transferring operation and management of the three Maui facilities from the state to Kaiser. Subsequently, Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced HHSC entered a lease agreement with the Maui system.

5. Wesley Lo, Hawaii Health Systems Corp. Maui Region CEO, will step down July 1 as Kaiser takes over, according to the report.



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