HONOLULU – The Queen’s Health System (Queen’s) has announced the appointment of Scott Whiting as Senior Vice President, Chief Population Health Officer, and Queen’s Development Corporation President.
Whiting is responsible for developing and executing Queen’s population health strategy and initiatives. He will ensure that the organization effectively manages total cost of care and aligns incentives to promote financial stability through the transformation. He will also manage partnerships and contracts with managed care organizations, and work with Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network leadership to define the needs of the market with regard to network development.
Additionally, Whiting is responsible for the management of Queen’s Development Corporation (QDC), which includes Diagnostic Laboratory Services, pharmacy services, Physicians Office Buildings, designated joint ventures, and other ambulatory functions. He takes over as President of QDC for Bernadette Merlino, who retired at the end of 2022 after a long and successful career in health care.
Whiting blends expertise from finance and operations roles in the insurance, hospital, biotech, investment, and health care consulting industries. He most recently served as Market President of MDX Hawai‘i, the largest Medicare risk business in Hawai‘i, where he developed value partnerships with six physician organizations while significantly improving physician satisfaction and profitability. Prior to that, he was the Director of Finance for The Queen’s Medical Center, where he was responsible for improving the profitability of the hospital and health system, partnering with physicians to build a patient-centered and quality-focused Heart and Vascular Institute, and negotiating Queen’s first bundled payment program.
Whiting has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Genetics from Dartmouth College. Whiting, whose wife is originally from Hawaiʻi, moved here a decade ago to raise his children surrounded by their local family, and is deeply committed to improving health care in Hawaiʻi.