Former Big Isle exec heads Honolulu Shriners hospital


Shriners Hospitals for Children-Honolulu welcomes John White as its new administrator, the non-profit hospitals highest executive position. He officially started on January 6th. John has served in a variety of executive leadership roles in the health care industry for nearly two decades.

“John brings to us a wealth of knowledge in medical administration as well as having roots in Hawaii,” said Zeke Schmus, chairman of the Honolulu board of governors. “In a previous assignment, John was chief executive officer of North Hawaii Community Hospital and has two sons attending school at Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea. The board of governors extends a warm welcome and aloha to John.”

“I am deeply honored to join your team and continue the compelling work done by Shriners Hospitals for Children in Honolulu and throughout the Pacific Region,” said White. “Our mission of service to children and families is a noble, rewarding and important purpose that I’m proud to help lead. I look forward to our work together and am excited and energized to do my part in helping the organization transform lives.”

White most recently served as chief executive officer and superintendent at Klickitat County Public Hospital District No. 1 in Washington state, where he engineered ongoing financial turnaround and recruited 11 new medical providers. During his tenure at North Hawaii Community Hospital, he increased net income and fund development proceeds, and established the first general orthopaedic and hand surgery practice.

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Honolulu delivers free, high-quality care to children with a host of orthopaedic, neuromusculoskeletal and neurodevelopmental disorders and diseases. Its doctors and staff members are committed to improving the lives of children in Hawaii and the Pacific region and are experts in bone, joint, brain, dental and sports therapies.

 

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