Alice Hall Named Acting HHSC President/CEO

HONOLULU, HI – The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Corporate Board of Directors has named Alice Hall the state community-hospital-system’s acting president and chief executive officer.  She takes over the duties of HHSC Board Chair Avery Chumbley, who served as acting PCEO since the departure of Bruce Anderson in July.    Hall has been employed by HHSC for nearly 20 years serving as Vice President and General Counsel, in addition to HHSC’s interim PCEO (2010-2011).  Previously, Hall served as a deputy attorney general for the State Attorney General’s Office and has many years of private practice experience.    “HHSC is appreciative that Ms. Hall has agreed to help lead HHSC through a very challenging period – preparing for the implementation of health reform, while also responding effectively to the increased need for safety net services during an evolving and uncertain environment,” said Avery Chumbley, HHSC Board Chair.  “Alice’s experience in law, health issues, legislation and administration enables her to take on this acting role.”    The Board will promptly begin work on a plan for finding a new PCEO.

HHSC operates 10 facilities throughout the state of Hawaii: East Hawaii region: Hilo Medical Center, Ka’u Hospital, Hale Ho’ola Hamakua and Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home; West Hawaii region: Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital; Oahu region: Leahi Hospital and Maluhia; and Kauai region: West Kauai Medical Center, and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, in addition to two non-profit affiliates.

Established in 1996, HHSC is a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii. As the state’s safety-net healthcare system, HHSC continues to fulfill the state’s promise to provide quality, hometown healthcare.

HHSC Media Contact:
Debbie Hirano, CEO Secretary/Board Secretary