From the growing role of prevention to the increasingly complicated landscape of health insurance and compensation, local experts discuss some of today’s most pressing topics in health care.
Joy Barua, Managing director of community benefit, community relations and health policy, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Joy Barua, Managing director of community benefit, community relations and health policy, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, brings innovation to a rapidly changing industry
Former Navy Nurse Corps officer Kenneth Zeri has led Hospice Hawaii for nearly 14 years and collectively has 30 years of experience in hospice and palliative care.
As the first Blue Zone accredited employer in the state of Hawai‘i, Castle Medical Center is walking the walk—helping people eat well, move more and supporting them in their quest for health.
Founded in 1967 to address Waikiki’s growing drug problem, Waikiki Health has evolved into a multi-service, multi-site nonprofit agency that provides quality medical care and social services to more than 37,000 patients a year.
Howard Lee spent nearly 20 years with University Health Alliance before taking the reins as president and chief executive officer of the organization in 2011.
Prior to leading Hawai‘i’s largest provider of dental benefits plans, Mark Yamakawa spent the majority of his career at The Queen’s Medical Center, starting off as an engineer and eventually becoming executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Led by President Mary Ann Barnes, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Region serves nearly 250,000 members in the state, positioned at the forefront of the industry with its longstanding integrated care model and approach to consolidation within the industry.
Hawai‘i may be one of the country’s healthiest states, but it is increasingly seeing a rise in frail seniors. St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii is addressing this with long-term care support and caregiver education to improve quality of life for hospice patients and their family members.
Michael Gold is at the helm of one of the largest medical insurance companies in the state, leading HMSA through major structural changes in the wake of the Affordable Care Act and a new payment system that allows physicians to use information technology to better serve its members.