Rendina Healthcare Real Estate is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert K. Kuramoto, M.D., and Mark O’Neil to its Advisory Board.
Dr. Robert Kuramoto
Dr. Robert Kuramoto has experienced the evolution of healthcare through his father’s life as a rural Midwestern physician and now through his career as a physician and healthcare executive. He was the founder and chairman of the Physician/Hospital Institute (a national “think tank”) studying clinical integration. He also was healthcare advisor for a “Big Five” global consulting firm. Currently, he advises on both not-for-profit and for-profit entities and associations on healthcare issues nationally and is a managing partner of Quick Leonard Kieffer, a healthcare executive search firm.
Dr. Kuramoto has practiced 38 years in the specialty of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He has been chief medical officer of Christie Clinic, a large multispecialty group practice in Champaign, Ill. He was chief of staff of Mercy Hospital (now Presence Health Covenant Medical Center) as well as a board member of this hospital and its system, ServantCor. Later he served 10 years on the national board and committees of SCL Health System, a 12-hospital health system headquartered in Denver. He now serves on the Bon Secours Health System Board (20 hospitals with a system office in Baltimore).
Additionally, he has served on the Illinois Hospital Association Board of Directors, the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board 5, AHA Strategic Policy Planning Committee, and the AHA Committee on Hospital & Medical Staff Governance. In 2007, he was elected to the Catholic Health Association (CHA) Board of Trustees where he served for six years. In leadership roles for diversity and health disparities, Dr. Kuramoto is a board member of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management.
He was the 2002 recipient of the Excellence in Service Award for Health Care awarded by the Illinois Hospital Association. He was elected Fellow of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago. He is currently an advisory board member of the New England Journal of Medicine on physician recruitment.
He served as an U.S. Air Force Captain and Medical Officer at a Strategic Air Command base during the Vietnam War.
As a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Kuramoto received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Iowa and completed his specialty training at Indiana University.
Mr. O’Neil comes to Rendina with more than 27 years of Hospital and Health system leadership, with 20 years at facility level CEO or higher. Most recently, Mr. O’Neil served as the CEO of Hilton Head (S.C.) Regional Healthcare, which includes Hilton Head Hospital, Coastal Carolina Hospital and Bluffton Outpatient Center.
Prior to his position at Hilton Head, Mr. O’Neil was the chief operating officer of Catholic Health East in Newtown Square, Pa., where he coordinated operations for more than 100 healthcare facilities in 11 states with an annual operating budget of $4.6 billion. He also served in other executive positions with Catholic Health East, including executive vice president of the mid-Atlantic division.
Mr. O’Neil has also served as the CEO of Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania and United Health Services in Binghamton, N.Y.
As an active member of the community, Mr. O’Neil is chairman of the board of directors for United Way of the Lowcountry Inc., a member of the Greater Island Committee, and serves on the board of directors for the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, where he is chairman of the government affairs committee and a member of the executive committee.
Mr. O’Neil is a native of Hornell, N.Y. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in business administration from Rochester Institute of Technology and is a diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an air operations specialist. Mr. O’Neil lives on Hilton Head Island with his wife, Ann.
Richard M. Rendina
Chariman and CEO of Rendina
Intimately understanding the needs of health systems is a crucial part of our core business. Mark’s extensive experience as a health system executive will provide us the insight and depth of knowledge necessary to deliver an unmatched level of service to our hospital and physician partners around the country.