November 22, 2019

Kaiser Permanente hires director of utilization management

Shelly Mason brings extensive expertise and experience in care coordination and case management leadership to her role at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii.

Shelly Mason, RN

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HONOLULU — Shelly Mason, RN, has joined Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii as director of utilization management. She is responsible for leading all aspects of utilization management, patient care coordination, and discharge planning of the post-acute care support and services needed to meet the individual needs of each patient.

Mason began her career as a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, California, before transitioning to health care administration. She served in several leadership roles, including health systems manager of case management at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California; vice president of clinical operations for Heritage Provider Network in Northridge, California; and director of hospital case management, social services, and clinical documentation improvement for Healthcare Corporations of America  in Thousand Oaks, California.

“Utilization management is an essential part of Kaiser Permanente’s integrated care model, which involves providing our members with the right care, at the right time,” said Linda Puu, RN, vice president of quality, safety, and care experience for Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii. “Shelly’s experience in nursing, clinical operations, and case management will be an asset as she works closely with our health plan and medical teams to help members maintain their health and receive the care they need.”

Mason earned her bachelor’s degree in health care administration and MBA in health care management from the University of Phoenix. She received her associate’s degree in nursing from San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California.

About Kaiser Permanente

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 has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.3 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group 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 is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.