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George "Rick" Bruno, MD, MBA

President, Queen’s Medical Center, President, Queen’s University Medical Group and Executive Vice President, The Queen’s Health System

Rick Bruno, MD, MBA, is the President of The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC), the President of Queen’s University Medical Group (QUMG) and the Executive Vice President of The Queen’s Health System. He also serves as an Executive Vice President for The Queen’s Health System. In these multiple roles, he provides management oversight for the acute care services at the Queen’s Medical Center’s three campuses (Manamana, Wahiawā and West O‘ahu) and for the ambulatory practice of the medical group across the State. He oversees the medical group’s 760 providers, including physicians, advanced practice providers and psychologists. He also manages the professional service agreements that QHS has with its community physicians.

Dr. Bruno’s leadership was instrumental during QHS’ three-party Affiliation Agreement with The University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine and University Health Partners, an innovative partnership that created QUMG with a goal to enhance education and training for future health care professionals, and improve care delivery models for the residents of Hawai‘i. Under his leadership, QUMG has seen significant growth, increased the number of primary care providers, and recruited numerous specialists as it continues to build and recruit the next generation of providers.

In 2015, Dr. Bruno joined The Queen’s Medical Center as Medical Director for the Transfer Call Center. In 2016, he was appointed Associate Chief Medical Officer, becoming responsible for physician credentialing and Medical Staff Services policy administration, as well as supporting critical physician alignment initiatives. Prior to being appointed President of Queen’s Medical Group (now Queen’s University Medical Group), Dr. Bruno served as Vice President of Patient Care, overseeing several service lines, including Surgery, ED and Cardiology. Dr. Bruno builds and maintains positive and collaborative relationships in his role as liaison to the medical school and the state’s medical community of physicians, payers and medical societies. He also serves as executive sponsor of Queen’s Facility Dog program in partnership with Assistance Dogs of Hawai‘i.

Dr. Bruno received his Doctor of Medicine from Yale University School of Medicine and his Master of Business Administration from The University of Michigan. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. In his spare time, Dr. Bruno enjoys watching college football, practicing yoga, hiking the ‘Aiea Loop Trail and walking his dog, Mikey.