QHS Names Ronald Kuroda, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Queen's-West O'ahu; Marisa Adaro, Director of Administrative Services at Queen's-West O'ahu; Mandi Benton Cummings, Director of Advanced Practice Providers at QHS


HONOLULU - The Queen’s Health Systems has named a new chief medical officer and two new directors.

Ronald Kuroda, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer at The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oʻahu.

Dr. Kuroda, who continues to practice emergency medicine, was appointed Medical Director at QMC-West ʻ shortly after it opened in 2014. That previous role included oversight of quality and policies of medical and surgical care at the hospital. He was also involved with maintaining relationships and contracting with physicians for services to care for the patients of West Oʻahu. His new position expands his responsibilities and involves increasing roles in strategic planning and program development within the area served by QMC-West Oʻahu. He will continue to serve as Medical Director of the Transfer Center covering the four hospitals of The Queen’s Health Systems.

Dr. Kuroda earned his medical degree at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and completed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida.

Marisa Adaro has been named Director of Administrative Services at The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oʻahu.

Adaro’s responsibilities include Patient Relations, Medical Staff Services and Relations, Community Relations, Project Management, Volunteers, Programs and Events, Patient and Family Advisory Council, and Chaplain Services. She was the project leader for the Pediatric After Hours Clinic and oversaw the certification process that led to QMC-West Oʻahu becoming a Blue Zones Certified Worksite. She was recognized for leadership excellence by The Queen's Health Systems earlier this year.

Adaro has been with QMC-West Oʻahu since it opened in 2014. She has a master’s degree in Health Administration.

Mandi Benton Cummings has been named Director of Advanced Practice Providers at The Queen's Health Systems.

Cummings will develop and lead an advanced practice operational and strategic infrastructure, acting as an advocate for the practice through the development of standardization of onboarding and credentialing, the development of team-based care models, the use of evidence-based practice, and relationships with schools of nursing.

Cummings received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and her master’s degree in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus from Hawaii Pacific University. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), a Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHFN), and an Associate of the American College of Cardiology (AACC). She has been with Queen’s since 2003, first serving in an RN role in inpatient telemetry, then as an APRN for cardiology services. For the past three years, she has been the lead APRN for cardiovascular services.

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