HONOLULU ̶ Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Rosen, M.D., M.P.H. as Chief Executive Officer. She will start her new position with HHSC on December 16, 2014, succeeding Interim CEO Alice Hall, who stepped up to fill the position August 31, 2013.
Governor Abercrombie appointed Dr. Rosen Director of the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) in February of this year following various positions she held in the DOH over the past 14 years. Most recently she served as Chief of the Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch overseeing 911 ambulance services and trauma system development. This position brought her considerable experience with HHSC facilities across the state. She has also served as Deputy Director of Health for Health Resources Administration, and Medical Director for Family Health Services Division.
Prior to coming to DOH, Dr. Rosen specialized in pediatric intensive care, neonatology and emergency medicine spending 17 years providing direct care to patients in the Intensive Care and Emergency Departments at Kapiolani Medical Center for Woman and Children. During that period of her career she was also a full time teaching physician and faculty member of the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.
“As an experienced physician and long-time healthcare leader in Hawaii, Dr. Rosen brings her knowledge and expertise to HHSC at a time when we are facing many challenges due to the ever-changing healthcare environment and limited financial resources,” said Carol A. VanCamp, Chair of the Board, HHSC. “She knows and understands the healthcare needs of our island communities and will be a tremendous asset for our public hospital system.”
“I am passionate about the health of the people of Hawaii,” said Rosen. “I am thrilled and grateful to have this opportunity to serve in such an important position for the future of health services across our state.”
HHSC operates 13 long term care and acute care facilities throughout the state of Hawaii, plus numerous physician clinics: 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; Maui region; Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, and Lanai Community 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.