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Peskin named regional medical director for acute care


Dr. Ted Peskin

Ted Peskin, MD and Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has been named Medical Director of Acute Care for the Hawaii Health Systems facilities in the East Hawaii region, effective April 1.

The East Hawaii region includes Hilo Medical Center, Hale Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa and Ka’u Hospital. Peskin will serve as the liaison for Medical Staff to the Regional Chief Executive Officer and Executive Management Team.

Peskin brings 32 years of experience in active practice and teaching in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the training of medical students. Prior to accepting the position, Peskin was at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he was a clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Family Medicine and Community Health and received numerous recognition awards for his excellence in teaching.

Peskin has served as a Quality of Assurance Officer for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UMassMemorial Healthcare.

As the Regional Medical Director for Acute Care, Peskin will assist Medical Staff in Peer Review, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and other activities to meet internal and external standards of practice. In conjunction with the Executive Management Team, other Medical Directors, and Medical Staff, he will support continuous accreditation/survey readiness for The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and the Department of Health.

Peskin will also support efforts to recruit qualified physicians to practice in East Hawaii, and he will lend his expertise in the family practice residency program that is in its early stages.

“The Hilo community is very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Peskin’s caliber,” said Howard N. Ainsley, East Hawaii Regional CEO of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. “His experience as a leader in the practice setting, in education, and in the administrative arena truly makes him a good fit.”

“Dr. Peskin has the experience and knowledge that will be so important for East Hawaii as we establish a residency training program and as we try to expand our medical staff — the two major goals of Hilo Medical Center that we expect will provide improved healthcare for all residents in the region,” said Dr. Robert Irvine, chairman of the East Hawaii Regional Board.

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