Maui Business

Kasai Named Kaiser’s Director of Clinic Operations

March 7, 2016, 12:58 PM HST
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Darren Kasai. Kaiser Permanente Maui photo.

Darren Kasai. Kaiser Permanente Maui photo.

Kaiser Permanente has named Darren Kasai as its new senior director of clinic operations on Maui.

Kasai is based out of Wailuku Medical Office and will lead clinic operations on the Valley Isle to expand and improve access to healthcare for more than 55,000 Maui Kaiser members.

Kasai most recently served as regional administrator for critical access hospitals in the Maui region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, overseeing operations at Kula Hospital and Clinic and Lāna‘i Community Hospital.

He also served as executive director at Alberta Heartland Primary Care Network in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, where he was responsible for strategic planning, finances and operations of a primary-care network of 16 clinics.

A veteran officer of the US Navy Reserve, Kasai led operations at the Deployed Warrior Medical Management Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a Level I trauma center in Germany.

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“We’re pleased to welcome Darren, who has extensive experience in health care management spanning primary, acute and long-term care in the community,” said Sally Lee, RN, MSN, vice president of clinic operations at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “With his leadership, we look forward to expanding and enhancing our clinic operations as we fulfill our vision of providing high-quality, affordable health care and wellness programs to the people of Maui.”

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Kasai earned a master’s in health administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, where he also obtained a graduate certificate of management of ambulatory care systems.

He also holds a master’s degree in leadership studies, with an emphasis on nonprofit leadership and management, from University of San Diego in San Diego, California.

Kasai is a member of Rotary International.

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Visit kp.org for additional information.

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