Kirkpatrick "Kapua" Conley

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President, Sentara CarePlex Hospital

Kirkpatrick "Kapua" Conley, MHA, FACHE, is the President of Sentara CarePlex Hospital, a 244-bed hospital serving the Lower Peninsula. Kapua joined Sentara in April 2018 and brings years of experience to his new role.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Sentara, he was the Chief Operations Officer of Tri City Medical Center in San Diego, CA. Prior to joining Tri City Medical Center, Kapua served as the CEO for two different Community Health Systems affiliated hospitals, and with University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, as the Administrator for a large and comprehensive Multidisciplinary Ambulatory Cancer Center, where he also previously served as the Administrative Fellow.

Current Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Healthcare Executives (Fellow)


  • A.B. Freeman Business School of Tulane University - Bachelor of Science
  • Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine - Master of Health Administration