STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3750
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 529
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. 529, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Health Planning Council, Hawai'i County Subarea
G.M. No. 529
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 John Barnett for service on the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of John Barnett from the State Health Planning and Development Agency and two individuals.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Barnett's knowledge, background, and prior experience on the Statewide Health Coordinating Council qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Health Planning Council, Hawaii County Subarea. Your Committee notes that Dr. Barnett is currently the Principal of the Barnett Consulting Group, LLC; in this capacity, he helps organizations achieve greater effectiveness and improved results. Dr. Barnett has also demonstrated his commitment to public service as a board member of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, and he has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of Council members. Your Committee notes that Dr. Barnett also has familiarity with the health care community, as he has served as an advisor for the Mayor of the County of Hawaii's health care conference, served on the Statewide Health Coordinating Council, and assisted with the formation of the Hawaii Island Healthcare Alliance. Dr. Barnett's work with the Hawaii Island Healthcare Alliance led to strategic sharing of resources among the island's hospitals and third-party payers, resulting in lasting change.
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