Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 632




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. 632, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Health Planning Council, Kaua'i Subarea


G.M. No. 632


for a term to expire 06-30-2022,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Orianna Skomoroch for service on the Health Planning Council, Kauai Subarea.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Orianna Skomoroch from the State Health Planning and Development Agency of the Department of Health; Women's Health and Wellness, Inc.; and one individual.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Skomoroch's experience, expertise, and background qualify her to be nominated for reappointment to the Health Planning Council, Kauai Subarea. Your Committee finds that Ms. Skomoroch, although retired, currently serves as the interim Executive Director of the Kauai Humane Society; as the Chair of the Health Planning Council, Kauai Subarea; and as a Board Member of Hale Opio Kauai, demonstrating that she understands the role and responsibilities of Council membership. Your Committee notes that Ms. Skomoroch has previously served for over twenty years as a hospital executive, including five years as the Vice President of Hospital Operations at G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, five years as the Administrator of Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, and ten years as the Regional Chief Executive Officer of the Island of Kauai Region, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Skomoroch's efforts were key in revitalizing Kauai's healthcare system, cutting costs without reducing care.


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,