Dan Brinkman, RN, MPA
East Hawaii Regional CEO
Brinkman first joined Hilo Medical Center in 2007 as the Chief Nurse Executive and was named Regional Chief Operating Officer in early 2014. Prior to moving to Hilo, he was the Assistant Administrator of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt University’s Medical Center. Brinkman earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Augusta State College in Georgia. He resides on the Hamakua Coast with his wife, six daughters and extended family.