Top 25 Minority Leaders
Hawaii Medical Center
Danelo Canete splits his time between practicing cardiology and being the chief executive officer of Hawaii Medical Center on the island of Oahu. Canete has overseen the hospital since January 2007, when he and a group of other physicians in Hawaii partnered with a Kansas physician-owned hospital company to buy the hospital from the Sisters of St. Francis. Born and raised in the Philippines, Canete, 70, leads the administrative and medical teams at the center’s two hospitals. A retired U.S. Naval Captain, Canete is also an assistant clinical professor at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and a past president of the Honolulu County Medical Society.