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Avery Chumbley

The head of Hawaii's public hospital system is intent on improving its financial health

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 16, 2013

~~<p>Avery Chumbley says he didn't feel like a captain taking over the Titanic when he accepted the role as chairman of the financially beleaguered state hospital system in 2009.</p>
<p>&quot;I'm not the pessimist,&quot; the Maui resident said earlier this week. &quot;I view it as an opportunity to create a sustainable health care delivery system for the state, with an integrated model of complete care. We do have to shift the way we're doing things.&quot;</p>
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Avery Chumbley says he didn't feel like a captain taking over the Titanic when he accepted the role as chairman of the financially beleaguered state hospital system in 2009.

"I'm not the pessimist," the Maui resident said earlier this week. "I view it as an opportunity to create a sustainable health care delivery system for the state, with an integrated model of complete care. We do have to shift the way we're doing things." Login for more...



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