About Us

President & CEO
General & Transplant Surgery

Whitney Limm, MD is the President of the QCIPN and the Chief Physician Executive of The Queen’s Health System. Dr. Limm has been in practice as a general and transplant surgeon since 1991. He is a graduate of Stanford University and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Chief Medical Officer
Geriatrics

Winnie Suen, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of the QCIPN. She is a graduate of Yale College, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship, and Harvard Palliative Care Fellowship. Dr. Suen works as a geriatrician providing home visits to frail elders.

Quality Committee Chair & Vice Chair
General Internal Medicine

Ronald Morton MD is the Vice-Chair and Chair of the Quality Committee of the QCIPN. Dr. Morton received his MD from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in 1984 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Hawaii Integrated Medical Residency in 1987. Dr. Morton is a general internist in private practice since 1987.

Treasurer
QHS Corporate Controller

Clinton Yee is Treasurer of the QCIPN, and is Corporate Controller of the Queen’s Health Systems (QHS). Prior to joining QHS, Mr. Yee was the controller at Straub Clinic & Hospital/Hawai’i Pacific Health. Prior to Hawai’i Pacific Health, Mr. Yee started his career at KPMG LLP auditing primarily in the health care, electric utility and construction industries. Mr. Yee has Bachelor of Accounting and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and is a Certified Public Accountant.


About QCIPN

The Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network (QCIPN) was formed in 2014 from the collaboration between The Queen’s Health Systems, community physicians, and Physician Organizations based on the need for improved health for the state. While Hawai’i is proud to be one of the healthiest states in the country, there is still a strong need for improved health and patient engagement to keep our communities healthy and address critical care needs for those with acute and chronic health issues. In addition, the cost of care for our citizens has risen to a level that has become unsustainable. All of these factors were considered as we formed our Network and established a business relationship with the largest commercial insurer in our market to address these issues and develop innovative solutions to the problem.

 

Today we are proud to represent over 975 physicians on five islands, working together to make Hawai’i a healthier, more productive state.

 

The QCIPN has formed teams of engaged providers and health care professionals to collaborate with patients, hospitals, and insurers to develop and implement clinical best practices targeted at areas of disease that represent the greatest opportunity for improvement. QCIPN will work to improve physician practice patterns through:

  • Medical care information and support
  • Education and training
  • Technology and practice operational solutions
  • Process and performance-based financial incentives

There is much to be accomplished to improve the health of our state. Our vision is to work collaboratively as clinicians with our community to provide the best and most efficient health care available, and to actively engage our patients in their care.

QCIPN VISION

The Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network (QCIPN) will provide innovative, leading edge care systems to our state and attract and retain Hawaii’s best clinicians to deliver care to our patients and the people of Hawai’i. QCIPN will work to lead the state in managing and improving population health for our community, by delivering high quality and efficient systems of care that enhance and increase the overall patient experience and engagement in their care.


MISSION

To transform the healthcare experience for patients and providers of Hawaii through collaboration and innovation


VALUE PROPOSITION

Patients
  • Coordinated access to innovative care and advanced treatments.
  • Coordinated navigation across primary, specialty, and acute care sites.
Clinicians
  • Experience a collegial and collaborative community of clinicians.
  • Design innovative, accountable care systems for superior outcomes.
Payors
  • Partner with Hawaii’s excellent physicians and hospitals to improve care outcomes.
  • Improve population health for Native Hawaiians and all state residents.

Board of Directors

Chair
General & Tranplant Surgery

Quality Committee Chair & Vice Chair
General Internal Medicine

Secretary
Geriatrics

At Large
Gastroenterology

At Large
Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Medical Genetics

At Large
Cardiovascular Diseases/Cardiology

Emeritus
Internal Medicine

At Large
Internal Medicine

At Large
Pediatrics

At Large
Internal Medicine

At Large
Obstetrics & Gynecology

At Large
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

At Large
Family Medicine

Leadership

President & CEO
General & Tranplant Surgery

Chief Medical Officer
Geriatrics

Operations Manager

Practice Transformation & Quality Improvement Manager

Physician Communication & Education Manager


About Akoakoa PO (Physician Organization)

Akoakoa (ă-kŏ'-ă-kŏ'-ă), v.
To assemble, as people for business; to collect, and all gather together.

In 2017, the Queen’s Physician Organization expanded its membership to include community physicians and changed its name to Queen’s Akoakoa Physician Organization. Today, Akoakoa’s membership encompasses over 60 primary care physicians on three islands – Oahu, Hawaii and Molokai.

Queen’s Akoakoa PO is a physician led and professionally managed organization that focuses on providing its physician members with the infrastructure needed to be successful in today’s dynamic market.

Our Mission is to support Queen’s primary care providers (PCPs) and their patients.

Our Vision is to provide a vehicle for all primary care physicians in Hawaii to participate in an organization that is built by physicians for physicians and supported by the Queen’s Health System.

Board of Directors

President & Chair
Geriatrics

Vice Chair
Internal Medicine

Treasurer
General Internal Medicine

Secretary
Akoakoa Administrator

At Large
General & Tranplant Surgery

At Large
Pediatrics

At Large
Internal Medicine

At Large
Family Medicine

At Large
Internal Medicine

Leadership

Executive Director & Medical Director
Geriatrics

Pediatric Program Director

Administrator

Operations Manager


About QHS MSSP ACO

What’s an ACO?

QHS MSSP ACO is a Medicare Accountable Care Organization. Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, are groups that include a broad range of health care providers… employed and community doctors, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and more… who agree to work collaboratively to improve the quality of care for their patients, and the community.

About QHS MSSP ACO

The following resolution describes the arrangements established and passed by the Queen’s Health Systems Medicare Shared Saving Program Accountable Care Organization (QHS MSSP ACO) Board of Directors.

The original proclamation claiming the MSSP pre-participation waiver was enacted by the Board on July 19, 2017. It included information identifying the parties to the arrangement, the date of the arrangement, and the type of item, service, good, or facility provided under the arrangement. Under the pre-participation waiver that the QHS MSSP ACO is using, all current QCIPN members are allowed to use services currently being developed for their Medicare fee-for-service patients.

The resolution linked here provides the updated version of that original proclamation.
Resolution of the QHS MSSP Board of Directors

For more information about the QHS MSSP ACO, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (808) 691-7220. 

QHS MSSP ACO’s mission and vision are consistent with CMS’s intent for all MSSO ACOs. Our ACO agrees to be held accountable for the quality, cost, and experience of care of an assigned Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiary population.

The Shared Savings Program is an alternative payment model that:

  • Promotes accountability for a patient population.
  • Coordinates items and services for Medicare FFS beneficiaries.
  • Encourages investment in high quality and efficient services.

Provider Facing Description of ACO

CMS created MSSP ACOs as an alternative payment model (APM) under its Quality Payment Programs. APMs offer a payment approach that gives added incentive payments for providing high-quality, cost-efficient care.

MSSP ACOs are one type of APM and allows its members to collaborate and receive support services for their Medicare fee-for-service patients. Members are also held accountable for the quality, cost, and experience of care for the assigned population.

Any provider or practice participating in Medicare fee-for-service who is not in another MSSP and is interested in improving quality and coordination of care. In some cases, specialists can be in more than one MSSP.

For information on how to join the Queen’s MSSP when we apply in early 2019, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (808) 691-7220.

MSSP Declaration

The following resolution describes the arrangements established and passed by the Queen’s Health Systems Medicare Shared Saving Program Accountable Care Organization (QHS MSSP ACO) Board of Directors.

The original proclamation claiming the MSSP pre-participation waiver was enacted by the Board on July 19, 2017. It included information identifying the parties to the arrangement, the date of the arrangement, and the type of item, service, good, or facility provided under the arrangement. Under the pre-participation waiver that the QHS MSSP ACO is using, all current QCIPN members are allowed to use services currently being developed for their Medicare fee-for-service patients.

The resolution linked here provides the updated version of that original proclamation.
Resolution of the QHS MSSP Board of Directors


Interoperability Waiver


For more information about the QHS MSSP ACO, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (808) 691-7220. 

QHS MSSP ACO Board Members

  • Whitney Limm, MD, Chair
  • Winnie Suen, MD, Vice-Chair (non-voting)
  • Mich Riccioni, MS, Treasurer (non-voting)
  • Virginia Okamoto, MBA, Secretary (non-voting)
  • Ronald Morton, MD, Finance Committee Chair
  • Blane Chong, MD, Quality Committee Chair
  • Robert Hong, MD
  • Aurora Mariani, MD
  • Michael Nagoshi, MD
  • Glenn Rediger, MD
  • Trudi Saito, Medicare Member

Physician Leader

  • Winnie Suen, MD

Executive Director/Administrator

  • Amy Feeley, MS, MPH

Affiliated Queen's Entities

The Queen's Medical Center – West O’ahu

Location: 91-2141 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706
Main Number: 808-691-3000


Molokai General Hospital

Location: 280 Home Olu Place, Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748
Main Number: 808-553-5331


NHCH – North Hawaii Community Hospital

Location: 67-1125 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
Main Number: 808-885-4444


The Queen's Health Care Centers

Hawaii Kai
Hilo
Honolulu (Physician’s Office Building 1 (POB 1)
Honolulu (Physician’s Office Building 2 (POB 2)
Kapolei
Kauai
Kona

List of QCIPN Physicians

List of QCIPN Physicians

ACO Pre-Participation Waiver

Resolution of the QHS MSSP Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chair
General & Transplant Surgery

Vice-Chair (non-voting)
Geriatrics

Treasurer (non-voting)

Secretary (non-voting)

Finance Committee Chair
General Internal Medicine

Quality Committee Chair
Family & Sports Medicine

At Large
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

At Large
Cardiovascular Diseases/Cardiology

At Large
Family Medicine

At Large
Internal Medicine

At Large (Federally Qualified Health Center Representative)
Internal Medicine

Medicare Member

Leadership

Chief Medical Officer
Geriatrics

Executive Director & Business Operations

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Quality Officer