Kahuku Medical Center
Alan McPhee, C.E.O. Committed to Care at Kahuku Medical Center
“This is a valuable hospital, doing a great job and any changes that need to be made are dependent on the needs of the community…We are trying to build revenue, add services, hire people,” says Alan MacPhee, the new C.E.O.(Chief Executive Officer) of Kahuku Medical Center, who was candid concerning his goals for the hospital:
“Many CEO positions turn over fairly rapidly due to changes in direction from the board of directors or the community; my intent here is to stay as long as necessary with the overriding goals of getting the hospital into a financial safeharbor as quickly as possible. To accomplish this, we have to ensure that we continue with our high-quality of care and outreach to the community, getting community support.”
Kahuku Medical Center recently became a sponsor for the Chamber of Commerce because, “this is a very good way to show that we support the objectives of the Chamber and to facilitate communication within the community” says Alan.
Alan MacPhee wishes to expand the services provided to the community and is working his way through the regulatory process. Alan explains, “They’re doing the evaluation of various services to determine what’s going to be best for the community and then we will begin getting approvals through the regulatory process.”
Alan has 31 years of healthcare administrative experience and has held chief executive and chief financial officer positions in various critical access hospitals since 1998. Most recently, he served as the CEO of John C. Fremont Health District Hospital in Marisposa, CA, and prior to that as chief financial officer of Corcoran District Hospital in Corcoran, CA. When asked what he accomplished at his previous posts, Alan answered, “At three previous facilities where I served, they were losing money for years and years, and when I left they were making substantial profits.”
Alan also observes since moving to Hawaii with his wife Gayle, “I’m really most surprised here about all the rainfall, I guess it’s because I came from a place that had a 5-6 year drought.” Alan and his wife of 32 years enjoy fishing, boating and feel very much at home here in Hawaii.
Kahuku Medical Center(KMC) is a 21-bed hospital including emergency services, a full-service primary care clinic, and a range of ancillary medical services such as rehabilitation, clinical laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, and other social services. It is the only inpatient- outpatient hospital on the North Shore of Oahu, serving communities from Kualoa to Waimea(Ko’olauloa).
KMC was named one of the top critical access hospitals in the country in 2017; and in 2015 KMC was awarded the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by the Joint Commission. For more information, call 293-9221, or visit its website at www.kmc-hi.org