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NHCH appoints Higaki chief development officer

<p>Wayne Higaki PHOTO COURTESY OF NHCH FOR NHN</p>

Wayne Higaki PHOTO COURTESY OF NHCH FOR NHN

North Hawaii Community Hospital has appointed Wayne Higaki to the expanded role of vice president, public affairs, and chief development officer. Higaki’s additional responsibilities include overseeing the hospital’s marketing, communications and fundraising development.

Higaki’s tenure with NHCH began when the hospital was still under construction in 1996. He has been involved in many varied leadership roles over the years, most recently, as the organization’s government representative while serving as vice president, public affairs. Higaki also leads the hospital’s Community Advisory Group, established in 2011, which serves as a critical conduit for sharing two-way communication between the hospital and communities served by NHCH. Higaki will continue to also oversee the hospital’s facilities, engineering and security.