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NHCH announces three new board members


NHCH has announced the addition of three new members to our Board of Directors, Neil “Dutch” Kuyper, Richard M. Levy, PhD, and Ken Wood.

Dutch Kuyper is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Parker Ranch, Inc. Parker Ranch is best known as one of the oldest and largest ranches in the US as well as one of the largest landowners in Hawaii.

Kuyper grew up on Oahu and graduated from Punahou. Kuyper has served in a variety of senior leadership roles in investment management and private equity, most recently as Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Capricorn Investment Group in Palo Alto, Calif. Kuyper earned his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Parker Ranch is the principle asset of the Parker Ranch Foundation Trust where the hospital is one of four beneficiaries.

“In addition to leading Parker Ranch, Dutch brings extraordinary skills in financial and capital management at a time when the hospital needs to raise adequate capital to support the development of new clinical programs for our community and to modernize our present facility,” said Ginny Pressler, Vice Chair and Treasurer of the NHCH Board and Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer for Hawaii Pacific Health.

Dick Levy is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Varian Medical Systems, a position he has held since 2002. Additionally, he was Varian’s CEO from 1999 to 2006. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Peninsula Coastal Region of Sutter Health, considered the Bay Area’s premier multi-specialty medical group.

Levy also serves on the System Board of Trustees of Sutter Health where he is Chair of the Finance and Planning Committee. Sutter Health is a $9 billion Northern California consortium of 26 hospitals and 15 physician foundations.

Levy holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a doctorate in nuclear chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. Levy splits his time between the Big Island and Silicon Valley.

Ken Wood presently is the President and CEO of NHCH and previously held positions as Executive Vice President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Chief Operating Officer of Blue Shield of California.

During his position at Blue Shield of California, Wood managed a staff of 3,800 employees and was responsible for the not-for-profit performance of the company’s $7 billion revenue health plan business serving 3.3 million Californians.

Wood and his family reside in Kohala and he is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.

With these new additions, the Board of Directors for NHCH includes:

* Bob Momsen, Chairman (Retired Health Care Venture Capitalist)
* Ginny Pressler, MD, Vice Chair and Treasurer (Chief Strategic Officer, Hawaii Pacific Health)
* Sharon Vitousek, MD, Vice Chair (NHCH founder and CEO of North Hawaii Outcomes Project)
* Robert Hastings II, JD, Secretary (Trusts and Estate Planning Attorney)
* Dutch Kuyper (President and CEO – Parker Ranch)
* Dick Levy (Chairman – Varian Medical Systems, Member – Peninsula Coastal Region of Sutter Health Board and Chair – Finance and Planning Committee of Sutter Health Board)
* Kahu Billy Mitchell (Kahu and Community Leader)
* Bill Park, MD (Chief Medical Officer – NHCH)
* Carolyn Quick, RN (former VP-Patient Care Services at NHCH, community leader)
* Gerard Szczygiel, DO (Chief of Staff – NHCH)
* Ken Wood (President and CEO – NHCH)

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