October 2, 2017

New directors of service, perioperative services in Hawaii

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii filled two key positions today, naming Miki Arume director of service and Donna LoCurto director of perioperative services.

photo of Donna LoCurto Donna LoCurto

photo of Miki Arume Miki Arume

Arume will be responsible for service performance, including strategic development, monitoring and communication of service programs, compliance, and quality and utilization standards to optimize service outcomes. LoCurto’s responsibilities will include administrative and financial accountability for planning, directing, staffing and coordinating perioperative services related to operating rooms, post-anesthesia care, preoperative evaluation and outpatient admissions.  She will also oversee programs for perioperative staff development, education, training and orientation.

Arume has been with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii for 24 years, most recently as senior consultant for organizational effectiveness. During her career at Kaiser Permanente, she has held numerous sales, marketing and operational roles. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Arume worked at Queens Medical Center.

LoCurto joined Kaiser Permanente in 2017 from Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California, where she was administrative director for surgical and interventional systems. LoCurto’s career includes positions at many of the top medical facilities in California, including St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, where she was director of surgical services.

“We are so fortunate to have professionals of Miki and Donna’s caliber join our team,” said Bill Caswell, interim regional president of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with them to help ensure our patient services remain the gold standard in Hawaii, and to find new and innovative ways to improve operations and meet all the healthcare needs of our members.”

Arume earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Hawaii. She is a certified health education specialist and the former president of the Hawaii Society for Healthcare Education and Training. LoCurto has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in health care administration from Chapman University. She was a registered nurse for 29 years in California and is currently certified as an operating room nurse.

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:  kp.org/share.