Head of Maui hospitals stepping down before privatization

Head of Maui hospitals stepping down before privatization

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The head of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is stepping down as the collection of Maui hospitals transitions to new private owners.

The Maui News reports (http://bit.ly/1NMjbJB ) that CEO Wesley Lo will step down as head of Maui County's three hospitals and its parent regional organization on July 1, the same day Kaiser Foundation Hospital's Maui Health Systems is scheduled to take over operations.

The quasi-public HHSC will step back and become owners of Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital on July 1, leasing the properties to Kaiser.

Lo started at Maui Memorial Medical Center as chief financial officer 13 years ago. In 2004, he became an interim CEO at Maui Memorial and continued on to oversee all three of HHSC's Maui County facilities.

Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com

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