KCH, HHSC West Hawai’i Region Board Chairman Dies

February 5, 2016, 3:14 PM HST
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Kona Community Hospital and Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation West Hawai’i Region Board Chairman William “Bill” Cliff has passed away.

KCH officials say Cliff died “suddenly” while on vacation with his family. Cliff was 75 years old.

“We’re profoundly saddened by the news of Bill’s death,” said Jay Kreuzer, Regional Chief Executive Officer of KCH and Kohala Hospital. “As chairman of the board of the West Hawai’i Region, Bill was a thoughtful leader who was deeply committed to improving health care services for the West Hawai’i community. He will be greatly missed.”

In 2010, Cliff joined the West Hawai’i Region board of directors and became chairman of the board in 2014.

During his time with the board, Cliff was a key member in the Strategic Planning for the West Hawai’i Region committee, among others.


“Bill was an extraordinary man who enriched the lives of those around him,” Kreuzer said. “He will be remembered warmly as a mentor, a tireless public servant and a dear friend. Our deepest sympathies are with his partner, Gabriella, and their ‘ohana.”

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