Maui Health System has appointed Kerry Pitcher the new Administrator of Kula Hospital and Lānaʻi Community Hospital.
Pitcher will oversee all hospital and long-term care operations for the two hospitals and replaces interim administrator Paul Harper-O’Connor who remains the Assistant Administrator, Quality, for Maui Health System.
“We are thrilled to have such a dynamic leader with years of Hawaiʻi experience joining our team,” said Maui Health System CEO, Michael Rembis. “Kerry has a long track record of successes, and I am confident we will work together to bring exciting opportunities to both hospitals.”
She brings more than three decades of healthcare leadership, hospital operations and diversity management experience to her position while leading inter-cultural and multi-ethnic teams across three continents.
“I look forward to working with the staff, residents and patients of our local hospitals,” said Pitcher. “I know that the needs in these communities are unique, and I look forward to working with the staff to ensure the quality care we provide to our community is exceptional.”
Pitcher most recently served as Regional Administrator for the East Hawaiʻi Region of Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation which includes Hilo Medical Center and Hale Ho’ola Hamakua. Previously, she led Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo as Executive Director.
Pitcher earned her Bachelor of Science in Hospital/Health-Administration and Master of Public Health from California State University.
Kula Hospital is a critical access hospital offering urgent and emergency care for Maui’s growing upcountry population. In addition to serving long-term care patients from all over the island, it offers a range of outpatient services, including a family medicine clinic.
Lānaʻi Community Hospital is the island’s only hospital. It provides emergency, acute and long-term care to roughly 850 patients every year.