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Queen’s chooses longtime health care executive to replace Art Ushijima as CEO


    Jill Hoggard Green, who has had a 39-year career in health care, will replace longtime president and chief executive Art Ushijima at The Queen’s Health Systems.

The Queen’s Health Systems has selected 39-year health care veteran Jill Hoggard Green to replace longtime president and CEO Art Ushijima, who is retiring in January.

Hoggard Green, a registered nurse, is the president of Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina and was the former chief operating officer of its parent company Mission Health, a $2 billion health system comprised of six hospitals, from 2011 until February when it was acquired by HCA Healthcare. She is joining Queen’s in October.

The company chose Hoggard Green following a nationwide search that started last fall.

“I am humbled by the critical needs The Queen’s Health Systems serves within communities throughout the islands,” Hoggard Green said in a news release. “Together, we plan to continue advancing Queen’s good work, supporting clinical excellence through our physicians, offering resources to further develop our staff, and most importantly, delivering quality care to our patients in service of our founder’s mission.”

Before joining Mission Health, she was the chief operating officer of the Oregon Region of Peace Health, which included four hospitals, and also spent more than 15 years at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah.

As a registered nurse, she has worked in the oncology and bone marrow transplant units, as well as in hospice programs.

Ushijima is retiring after 30 years at Queen’s.

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