HHSC West Hawaii Region CEO Resigns

The West Hawaii Regional Board of Directors of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) announced today that the Board has accepted the resignation of Earl Greenia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kona Community Hospital (KCH) and Kohala Hospital. Greenia has accepted a healthcare executive position in California. His official last day will be October 31, 2010.

The Board will explore options for the transition and all opportunities to fill the position.

Alistair Bairos, MD, Chair of the HHSC West Hawaii Board of Directors commented, “On behalf of the entire Board, we regret Earl’s decision to leave. We are grateful for Earl’s leadership and expertise in improving patient care to the West Hawaii community and establishing a management team that has the experience and skills that will enable a smooth continuity of leadership. Even though we will miss him, we are confident that the transition will be smooth.”

“I leave with mixed emotions – I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the West Hawaii community these past four years,” said Earl Greenia. “Along with the professional challenges, I have enjoyed the personal relationships. The West Hawaii region has had great momentum and I am proud of all of significant team accomplishments that have been made. I wish the hospitals much success.”

Founded in 1914, KCH is a 94-bed full-service hospital with 24-hour emergency services that supports the west region of the island of Hawaii. It is a member of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a special agency of the state of Hawaii established in 1996. It is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. KCH is dedicated to providing and enhancing accessible comprehensive healthcare services to the West Hawaii community.