East Hawai’i Regional Board Welcomes Marcella Stroh

Hilo, Hawaii (January 8, 2016) – The East Hawai’i Regional Board (EHRB) of Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation has appointed Marcella Stroh to its 12-member board. The Regional Board is responsible for governing Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho’ola Hamakua, Ka’u Hospital and the Region’s 10 general and specialty clinics.

“Our Community is indeed fortunate to have the services of Marcella, a talented and experienced leader,” said Kurt Corbin, East Hawai’i Regional Board Chair. “She joins a Board comprised of dedicated physicians, business executives, educators and professionals who are committed to the ideals of providing exceptional health care regardless of ability to pay.

"These are very exciting and important times in the healthcare industry in our community, therefore, it is an honor and privilege for me to be nominated to the East Hawaii Regional Board,” says Marcella Stroh. “I look forward to sharing my expertise and long history of collaboration in the business/financial world for the benefit of our community's healthcare that is very much needed in these crucial times.”

Marcella Stroh is the Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Senior Manager for Hawaii Island at Central Pacific Bank. She is actively involved in the American Heart Association, the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council, the County of Hawaii’s Salary Commission, the Hilo Medical Center Foundation, the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce and the Japanese Community Association. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Accounting and Secretarial Science from Hawaii Community College. She also attended ABA School of Bank Management and Marketing in Boulder, Colorado and AIB School of Executive Management in Madison, Wisconsin. She was born and raised on Hawaii Island where she raised her two daughters, Kimberly and Kasey. She enjoys spending time with her grandsons, Austin and Asher, and doing outdoor activities.

After a three year term on the East Hawaii Regional Board, Wayne Kanemoto has been appointed by Governor Ige to the HHSC Corporate Board to represent the interests of the East Hawaii Region. He is currently with Kanalani Enterprise, LLC. Previously, Kanemoto served for over 30 years in the United States Army and Army Reserve. His 33-year career in education began as a teacher in Biology Sciences on Oahu and concluded as principal on Hawaii Island for 18 years at Laupahoehoe High and Elementary School and the Hilo Community School for Adults. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from Iowa State University in Zoology, a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Hawaii in Curriculum, Administration and was a Colonel, U.S. Army in Infantry & Civil Affairs. He has been a member of Hawaii County Workforce Investment Board, Hawaii Family Literacy Consortium, Hawaii Community School Consortium, Hawaii Government Employees Association (Unit 6), and Summer Youth Academy.


About the East Hawai’i Region of Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation

As the Big Island’s leading providers of inpatient and outpatient care, the East Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), consisting of Hilo Medical Center, Hale Ho′ola Hamakua and Ka′u Hospital, delivers a full range of services and programs. Our three hospitals include 373 beds and over 1,300 employees. Our medical staff is comprised of 250 physicians, physician assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, representing 33 specialties. The region has a network of 10 outpatient clinics offering primary and specialty care. Hilo Medical Center functions as a Level III Trauma Center, which includes the second busiest emergency room in the state, providing 24-hour care and serving more than 44,000 patients annually. Hale Ho′ola Hamakua and Ka′u Hospital are designated as Critical Access Hospitals.

The East Hawaii Region of HHSC is part of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public entity established in 1996 by the State of Hawaii to fulfill the promise to provide quality, hometown healthcare. For more information, go to: www.hilomedicalcenter.org, www.halehoolahamakua.org or www.kauhospital.org.