The Queen’s Health Systems Names Rowena Buffett Timms as Executive Vice President


HONOLULU – The Queen’s Health Systems has named Rowena Buffett Timms Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.

“Rowena is a proven health care leader with nearly two decades of senior health care leadership experience,” said Jill Hoggard Green, President and CEO of The Queen’s Health Systems.  “She will play a critical role in leading and coordinating the administrative functions of the organization in support of our mission to provide quality care to all of the people of Hawaii.”

Timms is a strategic leader with health care experience including legislative affairs, public policy, advocacy, community affairs, marketing and communications, and philanthropy.

Previously, Timms served as Mission Health’s Senior Vice President for Government and Community Relations. In this role, she held responsibility for Mission Health’s legislative affairs, public policy strategies, national media and crisis management across a $1.9 billion integrated health system with 6 hospitals, numerous ambulatory sites, an employed Clinic of over 800 providers, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and a $100M+ post-acute provider.

As an executive team member of this Top 15 Health System (by IBM Watson Health, six of seven years 2012-2018), Timms developed and implemented impactful legislative strategies at the local, state and federal levels.  Timms also promoted Mission Health’s accomplishments and associated leadership nationally and regionally within the communities it serves.

Prior to joining Mission Health in 2011, Timms gained more than a decade of health care senior leadership experience in government relations, community affairs and marketing including serving as the Vice President of Public Policy and Partnerships for CaroMont Health (Gastonia, NC) and as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Foundation for Bon Secours Health System (Greenville, SC). Timms previously served as Executive Vice President for Greenville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Director of Sales for the St. Louis Convention and Visitor Bureau, and Director of Sales for the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company.

Timms holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and a master's degree in Strategic Public Relations & Policy from The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.

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