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.

About Hawaii Health Systems Corporation

HHSC consists of five regional systems operating 9 facilities throughout the State of Hawaii: East Hawaii Regional system operates Hilo Medical Center, Ka’u Hospital, Hale Ho’ola Hamakua and Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home; West Hawaii Regional system operates Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital; Oahu Regional system operates Leahi Hospital and Maluhia; and Kauai Regional system operates: Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, and Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. HHSC has three nonprofit affiliates: Kahuku Medical Center operating a critical access hospital and long-term care facility in rural Oahu; Ali'i Community Care Inc. doing business as (1) Roselani Place providing assisted living on Maui, and (2) Ali'i Health Center: a physician practice in Kona; and Hawaii Health Systems Foundation.

Established by the Legislature in 1996, HHSC is a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii. As such, HHSC provides essential safety-net hospital and long term care services throughout the State. Since 1996, HHSC has and continues to fulfill the State’s promise to provide high quality, healthcare to all regardless of whether an individual has health insurance or the ability to pay for the healthcare services they receive.

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