September 15, 2017

Kaiser Permanente announces leadership changes in Hawaii

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced that Mary Ann Barnes, RN, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Hawaii Region, will be retiring on September 8, 2017. Bill Caswell, senior vice president and chief operating officer for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, will serve as Hawaii’s interim regional president while an executive search is conducted.

Barnes has been with Kaiser Permanente for more than 43 years, starting her career as an ICU nurse. She joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii in 2014.

Under her leadership the state’s largest integrated care organization opened a new clinic on Kauai, grew membership to more than 250,000 members, and launched the historic venture of Maui Health System, a community hospital system affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, operating three hospitals on Maui and Lanai.

Additionally, Ray Hahn has been promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Hawaii Region. Hahn has been with Kaiser Permanente since 2005, most recently as CEO and hospital administrator for Maui Health System.

About Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in Hawaii in 1958, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, community health, and providing patient-centered total health for the people and communities of Hawaii. For more information, go to: