Honolulu, HI – ‘Ekahi Health System, a member of the ‘ike family of companies, is pleased to announce that Benjamin Ancheta Jr. has been appointed as chief operating officer to oversee the company’s business operations.
“Ben’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for ‘Ekahi as we refocus our efforts and place greater emphasis on primary care and wellness,” said Dean Hirata, chairman and CEO of ‘Ekahi Health. “His knowledge and wealth of experience in organizational growth and leadership development will further support our mission to improve the health of our community by providing greater access to quality care.”
Established in 2014, ‘Ekahi is a healthcare delivery organization that provides primary care services to the community through Central Medical Clinic, the largest independent multi-specialty group practice on Oahu, and improves patient engagement and health through the ‘Ekahi Ornish Reversal Program, located at the ‘Ekahi Health Center at Restaurant Row.
In addition to his new role at ‘Ekahi, Ben will also continue serving as chief development officer for ‘ike, where he provides strategic guidance for the family of companies.
Recently, Ben was honored with the privilege of serving on the State of Hawaii’s Information Technology (IT) Steering Committee to assist the Chief Information Officer, Todd Nacapuy, in executing his responsibilities.
“This appointment is such a wonderful example of not just Ben’s level of character, leadership, and strategic insight,” said Creighton Arita, CEO of ‘ike, “but it also is in perfect alignment with our vision here at ‘ike to serve Hawaii and the greater good of our communities. We are thrilled to have a leader of Ben’s stature, experience, and quality with us in our ‘ike family of companies.”
Ben is also looking forward to presenting a dynamic workshop on Authentic Leadership at the Local Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day conference in November.
Ben Ancheta is currently on the board of trustees at Hospice Hawaii and Hawaii Children’s Action Network. And in 2013, Hawai‘i Business magazine named him one of the “20 for the Next 20: People to Watch.”
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