WAIMEA, Hawaii: William I. Park, MD – the chief medical officer at North Hawaii Community Hospital, has announced he will step down from his leadership position in North Hawaii Medical Group, effective July 1, 2012.
Dr. Park will continue to serve as senior general surgeon and will remain on the hospital’s Board of Directors, according a hospital media release.
North Hawaii Medical Group, was formed and established in January 2011 as an affiliate organization of NHCH consisting of multi-specialty health care providers. NHMG’s goal is to work closely with community physicians to form an integrated system of care focused on serving the 35,000 people who live in the hospital’s service area. NHMG is comprised of more than 15 health care providers who offer a wide range of specialty care services including: Adult and Family Medicine, Hospitalist Care, Minimally Invasive and General Surgery, Native Hawaiian Health, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Pulmonology and Women’s Health.
North Hawaii Hospital, a rural 33-bed acute care facility located in Waimea, is actively recruiting a full time Executive Director to lead their North Hawaii Medical Group. Ken Wood, President and CEO of NHCH, will serve as interim director until an appropriate candidate is found.
“Bill’s importance to NHCH cannot be overstated In 2008, Bill chose to remain at NHCH because he believed in our future. Had he not had such confidence in NHCH, much of our current successes would not have been possible.” – Robert Momsen, NHCH Chairman of the Board
“Without his leadership, NHCH’s new medical group would not be a reality. I would like to thank Bill for the tireless hours he has spent bringing the concept of a medical group into fruition at NHCH.” – Ken Wood, President and CEO of NHCH
“It has been my privilege to serve as the Chief Medical Officer of the North Hawaii Medical Group. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to assist with the establishment of NHCH’s North Hawaii Medical Group and have learned more than I have given in this process. I look forward to resuming my career as a general surgeon and continuing to serve on the hospital’s Board of Directors.” – William I. Park, MD