QHS Names Kristina Clark, Robin Kalohelani Associate Chief Nursing Officers


HONOLULU – The Queen’s Health Systems (Queen’s) has announced the appointments of two new nursing leaders.

Kristina Clark, MSN, has been named Senior Director of System Nursing Practice and Quality, and Associate Chief Nursing Officer at The Queen’s Medical Center.

Clark will provide oversight of system-wide inter-professional practice, quality and patient safety, performance and competency, clinical education and professional development, research and evidence-based practice, nursing peer review, Magnet designation, and policy management for nursing and patient care services.

Clark joined Queen’s in August 2020 as Director of Clinical Education. She has more than 20 years of experience working in a variety of health care systems across the U.S. and Canada. She has had the opportunity to lead education teams, drive clinical outcomes through creative and innovative learning solutions, and promote professional practice through the implementation of shared governance.

At Queen’s, Clark and her team have begun the work of changing the educational infrastructure to support the growth and development of staff in clinical competency and desired outcomes. She looks forward to continuing to expand on this work in her new role.

Robin Kalohelani, RN, MSN/Ed, CCM, has been named Administrator of Patient Care and Associate Chief Nursing Officer at The Queen’s Medical Center – West O‘ahu (QMC-West).

Kalohelani’s areas of responsibility include nursing, inpatient units, surgical services, the Emergency Department, and clinics. She began her career at The Queen’s Medical Center’s Punchbowl campus in 2006 as a Community Health Nurse Case Manager, and continued as an Emergency Department and Acute Care Case Manager.

Kalohelani joined QMC-West in 2013 and served as Project Leader for a major renovation, developing workflows, leading day-in-the-life simulation trainings and managing cross-functional teams. She became the Continuing Care and Resource Manager in 2014, Director of Care Transition and Clinic Services in 2018, and Administrator of Support, Clinic Services and Care Transition in 2019.

Kalohelani holds a BSN and MSN, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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