HHSC Oahu Region Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members

Honolulu, Hawaii ā€” The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Oahu Region Board of Directors has named two new members to its board of directors.

“This is a critical time in long-term care as we plan for the needs of Hawaii’s most vulnerable populations. We are fortunate to have strong community leaders on our board to help guide and direct our efforts,” said Coral Andrews, newly-installed board chair. “The Administration and staff at Leahi Hospital and Maluhia have truly fulfilled their roles in responding effectively to the needs of our long-term population for many years. We plan to build upon those efforts through collaboration among the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation and engagement with community partners.”

Aaron KosekiNew board members are Aaron Koseki, Ph.D., and Aida Wen, M.D. Their terms of office are from 2012 to 2015.

Dr. Koseki is a professor in the health Sciences Department at Kapi’olani Community College and teaches in the Respiratory Care Program where he serves as the Director of Clinical Education. He has served as the principal investigator for various grants and community-based, workforce development projects awarded to KCC. Dr. Koseki is also active in community and professional organizations.

Aida WenDr. Wen is an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Geriatric Medicine. She is serves as the Medical Director of Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Facility, and the President and founder of the Hawaii Medical Directors Association. She is board certified in geriatrics and her career passion is to improve the quality of care for nursing home residents. Dr. Wen is also involved in several collaborative nursing home quality improvement projects over the past several years, and has chaired the Annual Long-term Care Conference since 2009.

D. William Wood, Ph.D., former HHSC Oahu Region chair, has been appointed to the HHSC Corporate Board of Directors, Oahu Region Community member, effective July 1, 2012.

Established in 1996, HHSC is a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawaii. As the state’s safety-net healthcare system, HHSC continues to fulfill the state’s promise to provide quality, hometown healthcare.