“Ken has significant experience in a wide array of senior healthcare executive management and leadership roles,” Art Ushijima, Queen's president and CEO, said in a news release. “He is clearly aware of the Queen's mission and values and will bring that sensitivity in his leadership to the staff and patients at North Hawaii Community Hospital.”
Hata, who has experience in practice management consulting, is also not new to Queen's. She previously served as a business development consultant.
Last month, Queen's announced an affiliation agreement with North Hawaii Community Hospital, in which the hospital becomes a corporate entity under Queen's. Though the two have had a clinical affiliation since 2005, the most recent agreement took effect Jan. 15. Graham and Hata both started in their new roles Jan. 1.
“I am pleased that Ken and Marilynn will be leading our transition team,” Ushijima said in the release. “They will both be instrumental in determining what kinds of support North Hawaii Community Hospital will be needing from Queen's.”
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