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Public hospital system names Alice Hall interim CEO

Hawaii Health Systems Corp. has named Alice Hall acting president and chief executive officer of the public hospital network.

The appointment of Hall, who previously served in the position in 2010 and 2011, follows the July ouster of former president and CEO Bruce Anderson.

HHSC Board Chairman Avery Chumbley had filled the role since Anderson’s departure.

Hall has worked for HHSC for nearly 20 years as vice president and general counsel. Previously, she was a deputy attorney general for the state attorney general’s office.

“HHSC is appreciative that Ms. Hall has agreed to help lead HHSC through a very challenging period, preparing for the implementation of health reform, while also responding effectively to the increased need for safety net services during an evolving and uncertain environment,” Chumbley said in a statement. “Alice’s experience in law, health issues, legislation and administration enables her to take on this acting role.”

The board said it will begin work on a plan for finding a permanent president and CEO.

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