STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3736
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 528
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 528, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Health Planning Council, Hawai‘i County Subarea
G.M. No. 528
for a term to expire 06-30-2019,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Evelyn Kaneshiro for service on the Health Planning Council, Hawai‘i County Subarea.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Evelyn Kaneshiro from the State Health Planning and Development Agency of the Department of Health and two individuals.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Kaneshiro's knowledge, background, and experience qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the Health Planning Council, Hawai‘i County Subarea. Your Committee notes that Ms. Kaneshiro is currently employed as an accountant for Kohala Hospital, where she oversees and manages the daily financial operations of the hospital. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Kaneshiro has been employed by Kohala Hospital for the past twenty years in financial roles of increasing responsibility. Your Committee finds that Ms. Kaneshiro's experience with health care finance, accounting, and insurance will be valuable resources for the Council, as will her work relocating the Kohala Hospital emergency room, which demonstrates her ability to handle large, complex projects. Your Committee finds that Ms. Kaneshiro, a lifelong resident of Hawaii County, is familiar with the challenges faced by health care providers in her community. Your Committee notes that Ms. Kaneshiro has demonstrated her commitment to public service by regularly volunteering with the Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation and Kohala Okinawan Kenjin Kai Club.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair