Fujimoto named CMO of health plan

HONOLULU — Dr. Ron Fujimoto of Lihu‘e has been named the new chief medical officer for UnitedHealthcare’s Community Plan for Hawai‘i.

“He has more than 20 years of experience in family practitioner positions that will help UnitedHealthcare further improve the delivery of healthcare service to our members,” said Bill Guptail, president of UnitedHealthcare of Hawai‘i.

Fujimoto joined UHC Hawai‘i after seven years of serving as the medical director in HMSA’s Care Management Department. He also served as vice chair of Wilcox Hospital’s Family Practice Department, was a family practitioner for Kuhio Medical Center and medical director of the Hawai‘i Family Medical Center.

He also served on the Hawai‘i Board of Osteopathic and Medical Examiners for 10 years. He is board certified in family practice and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Fujimoto is a Kaua‘i native and a graduate of Kaua‘i High School. He got his bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and his master of science degree in public health at the University of Hawai‘i School of Public Health. He is married with three sons and a 2-year-old grandson.

UnitedHealthcare serves approximately 21,000 aged, blind and disabled Medicaid members in the State of Hawai‘i’s QExA (QUEST Expanded Access) program and also serves 29,000 Medicare members in Hawai‘i.

UnitedHealthcare will offer a new QUEST health plan option on July 1 for the more than 225,000 individuals enrolled in the QUEST program.

UnitedHealthcare also provides health care benefits and services to 7,000 employer group plan participants. The company employs about 200 people on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui and the Big Island.


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