Kaiser Permanente Hawaii names new leader

Kaiser Permanente announced Monday that Dave Underriner is the new president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of Hawaii. With more than 35 years of experience, Underriner has a successful track record of executive leadership in an integrated health system.

“Dave’s extensive experience at every level of care delivery and administrative operations will serve him well as he assumes the leadership of our Hawaii Region,” said Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson in a press release. “His distinguished career demonstrates the deep commitment to providing access to affordable, high-quality health care and building healthy communities that is at the core of Kaiser Permanente’s mission.”

Beginning in May, Underriner will lead all health care and health plan operations serving the organization’s more than 255,000 members and the communities where they live on Kauai, Hawaii Island, Maui and Oahu. He will report directly to Gregory A. Adams, executive vice president and group president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.

Underriner comes to Kaiser Permanente after a 35-year career at Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, health plans, physicians, clinics and affiliated health services, where he has held multiple leadership positions in the organization’s Oregon region, most recently as executive vice president and chief executive officer.

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