WAILUKU, Hawaii – June 30, 2017 – Maui Health System today announced members of its leadership team. These leaders represent a balance of local expertise and deep hospital experience and will lead Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, and Lanai Community Hospital when operations officially transfer to Maui Health System on July 1, 2017.
"These leaders have demonstrated tremendous expertise, passion, energy, and focus through the transition process," said Ray Hahn, hospital administrator. "I look forward to working together to provide high-quality care and service to all patients in our community."
Maui Health System Leadership Team
Ray Hahn, Hospital Administrator
Ray is a senior leader with more than a decade of healthcare experience. Most recently, he served as the interim hospital administrator for Kaiser Permanente's Moanalua Medical Center, on Oahu, overseeing all operations for the 295-licensed bed hospital and clinic. Prior to that, Ray was Chief Operating Officer of the Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers in California, where he was responsible for the operations of two major hospitals.
Brian Coogan, Director of Information Technology
Brian, an information technology professional and a certified industry specialist, has been named director of information technology. He most recently served as the manager of informatics at Maui Memorial Medical Center. He is an integral part of the transition team, overseeing information technology during the transfer to Maui Health System.
Paul Harper-O'Connor, RN, Assistant Administrator for Quality, Safety and Performance
As assistant administrator for quality, safety and performance, Paul will oversee patient safety, quality, accreditation, licensing, risk, care experience, medical staff services and performance improvement for Maui Health System. He has served as the quality and continuous improvement officer for Maui Memorial Medical Center for the past 12 years.
Traci Ing, Chief Administrative Officer
Traci will oversee administrative functions for Maui Health System. Born and raised on Maui, she has worked for Maui Memorial Medical Center for nearly 15 years and most recently served as chief operating officer. Her knowledge of MMMC and her leadership within the community are highly valued within the team.
Tamara Koller, Director of Compliance Operations
Tamara will be overseeing compliance and privacy matters and serve as the interim security officer; and the civil rights coordinator for Maui Health System. She has more than 30 years of experience in regulatory compliance and has been at Maui Memorial Medical Center since 2005, most recently serving as regional compliance and privacy officer.
Jacqueline Levy, RN, Assistant Administrator for Clinical Services
Jackie will oversee clinical services for Maui Health System. A nurse for 42 years, Levy has a combination of hospital operations and ambulatory care experience. A Maui resident for two years, she joins Maui Health System after spending seven years as director of emergency services at Kaiser Permanente's San Diego Medical Center.
Joyce Tamori, Chief Financial Officer
As chief financial officer, Joyce will provide financial oversight for Maui Health System. Born and raised on Maui, she most recently served as Maui Memorial Medical Center's chief financial officer. Prior to that, she was CFO of Hale Makua Health Services for 14 years and has a proven track record of strategic, tactical, and operational leadership specializing in healthcare.
Gary Kienbaum, RN, Chief Nursing Executive
Gary will oversee the nursing department and day-to-day patient care. He joins the Maui Health System team with 37 years of nursing experience including 15 years with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, most recently serving as their interim chief nurse executive at Moanalua Medical Center.
About Maui Health System
Maui Health System, community hospitals and associated clinics affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, includes Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, and Lanai Community Hospital, and serves the people of Maui and Lanai. The facilities under Maui Health System are open to all patients regardless of health insurance coverage. Maui Health System is committed to delivering high quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and improving the health of the community. Maui Health System is supported by Kaiser Permanente's industry-leading technology systems, evidence-based medicine and nationally recognized care quality.