Jason C. Chang
President, The Queen’s Health System Innovation Institute and Executive Vice President of Innovation and Strategy, The Queen’s Health System
Jason Chang is the President, The Queen’s Health System Innovation Institute and Executive Vice President of Innovation and Strategy, The Queen’s Health System.
An accomplished healthcare executive, Mr. Chang has over 15 years of executive leadership experience in both for-profit and non-profit healthcare systems. His 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; and clinical integration and physician network development. Under Mr. Chang’s leadership as Incident Commander during the COVID-19 pandemic, QHS’ hospitals and clinics played a vital role throughout the pandemic, including providing the first vaccinations in Hawaii.
Prior to joining QHS, Mr. Chang was the Chief Executive Officer of McAllen Heart Hospital at South Texas Health System, an $800 million regional health system operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services. South Texas Health System is comprised of five hospitals with 840 licensed beds, a trauma program, a transplant program, a children’s hospital, a behavioral health hospital, and a network of 120 employed physicians in 17 locations.
Mr. Chang received his Bachelor of Science (Pre-Medicine) from the University of Arizona and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
He currently serves on the boards of the Blood Bank of Hawaii, St. Francis Healthcare System, Vizient West Coast Network Board, and the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board 9. He is also chair of the Oahu Workforce Development Board and is a past National Vice President of the Japanese American Citizens League. He was recently named in Hawaii Business magazine’s “20 for the Next 20,” highlighting leaders who are projected to have a major impact on Hawaii over the next twenty years.
Mr. Chang is committed to health care and understands its importance to the needs of the community. He takes much pride in his family and values time spent with his wife, Losa, and their three children, Amari, Christian and Nakoa.