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.