The Queen's Medical Center Names Jason C. Chang as President

12.18.2019

HONOLULU – The Queen’s Medical Center has named Jason C. Chang President of The Queen’s Medical Center and Chief Operating Officer of The Queen’s Health Systems and The Queen’s Medical Center. His appointment is effective immediately.

Since 2015, Chang has served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Queen’s Health Systems and The Queen’s Medical Center.

“Jason is an extremely accomplished health care executive who has demonstrated excellent leadership at Queen’s,” said Jill Hoggard Green, President and CEO of The Queen’s Health Systems.  “As President of The Queen’s Medical Center, he will be able to support our medical staff and all of our caregivers to continue to strive to achieve the highest quality, safety and compassionate care we can deliver.  Perhaps most importantly, Jason values and appreciates the mission of our founders, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, to provide quality health care to all of the people of Hawaii.”

Chang’s background includes hospital and health system management; ambulatory service and clinical program development; quality and service improvement; managing tertiary/quaternary services in a teaching hospital environment; clinical integration and physician network development.

He also has experience working in both the for-profit healthcare sector, as well as not-for-profit Catholic health care.   Since 2013, he had been the CEO of the McAllen Heart Hospital and South Texas Health System which is an $800 million regional health system comprised of five hospitals with 840 licensed beds; a trauma program, a transplant program; a children’s hospital; a behavioral health hospital; a network of 120 employed physicians in seventeen locations.  He has developed major clinical services such as a TAVR program with the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio; an LVAD program in partnership with CHI/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston; developed ambulatory surgery centers and a bariatric weight loss program.  He also established a clinical integration and managed care network.

He additionally served as the interim CEO of McAllen Medical Center, a 452-bed referral and teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.  It is the flagship hospital of the South Texas Health System.   In 2012 to 2013, he served as the chief operating officer of Edinburg Regional Medical Center and Edinburg Children’s Hospital in McAllen, Texas, where he led significant cost savings and growth programs to include the re-opening of the labor and delivery and neo-natal ICU services; two free-standing emergency departments; a senior care program and expansion of primary care programs.  The South Texas Health System, comprised of the hospitals and services mentioned above, is owned by Universal Health Services, an $8 billion, publicly-traded for-profit healthcare corporation.  South Texas Health System serves Hidalgo County with a regional population of 1.25 million and has 25% market share.

From 2010 to 2012, he served as chief operating officer of 122-bed Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, California, where he was responsible for developing an outpatient diagnostic center; a medical foundation to recruit and employ physicians; establishment of a hospitalist program.  Twin Cities Community Hospital is owned by Tenet Health Corporation, an $18 billion, publicly-traded, for-profit corporation.

From 2007 to 2010, he was business development vice president at Saint Agnes Medical Center, a 436-bed Catholic-sponsored hospital in Fresno, California, where he led the planning for new services such as the Gamma Knife; construction of an ambulatory care center; programs in senior care; bariatric medicine.  Before joining Saint Agnes, 2004 to 2007, he was executive director of Sierra Imaging Associates, which developed and managed outpatient imaging centers in the Fresno area.

Prior to his roles in Fresno, 1999 to 2004, he worked for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, in Sunnyvale, California, where he served as a regional analyst supporting business planning for 387 field representatives on the West Coast.

Chang received his bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts.  He and his wife Losa have two young children, Amari and Christian.

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