QHS President & CEO Recognized as One of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives by Modern Healthcare


HONOLULU – The Queen’s Health Systems President and CEO, Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, has been named one of the nation’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives by Modern Healthcare. This prestigious recognition acknowledges and honors individuals deemed to be the most influential clinicians in the health care industry by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare (the premier publication of the health care industry). Criteria for selection included actions taken to help the organization achieve or exceed financial, operational and clinical goals, responses to the coronavirus pandemic, and ways in which the nominee addressed the Quadruple Aim of improved community health, better patient experience, lower costs and reduced clinician burnout.

“The 2021 class of 50 Most Influential Clinician Executives did not shy away from the challenges of caring for patient populations during a pandemic. They found inspiration in knocking down hurdles and fighting for top quality care for their patients and staff,” said Modern Healthcare editor, Aurora Aguilar. “They improved cancer screening outcomes by incorporating in-home test kits and secured more diversity for future clinician ranks. Modern Healthcare congratulates this class and appreciates their hard work.”

“Having Dr. Hoggard Green leading The Queen’s Health Systems during one of the most challenging times in our history has truly been a blessing,” said Jenai S. Wall, Chair of The Queen’s Health Systems Board of Trustees. “Dr. Hoggard Green’s exceptional leadership, innovation and compassion have not only helped Queen’s weather the pandemic, but ensured we emerged from this crisis in a position to grow, evolve and thrive for generations to come. We are very proud of her achievements and are truly honored to have her as our President and CEO.”

Dr. Hoggard Green, a nationally recognized and highly respected health care leader, was forced to confront the challenges of a global pandemic just six months into her tenure with Queen’s. Her sound decision making around visitation, elective procedures, telemedicine, PPE procurement and more kept the organization functioning safely as its caregivers responded to COVID-19 with thoughtful expertise and care.

Though the pandemic significantly impacted Queen’s financial performance, Dr. Hoggard Green, along with the organization’s leadership and Board of Trustees, made the decision not to furlough or lay off any of its staff. In fact, Queen’s enacted several interventions to ensure caregivers would stay well physically, emotionally and financially to meet the needs of patients and the community during the pandemic. Additionally, several innovations were rolled out a rapid pace. The Queen’s Medical Center’s Advanced Respiratory and Emerging Infectious Disease unit was designed and constructed in only a few short months through the conversion of existing space into a 24-room unit that now sets the standard in airborne and infectious disease control and treatment. Queen’s helped spearhead the effort to obtain an on-island Battelle system, with new PPE sterilization technology that ultimately serviced the entire state and Pacific Basin. Telehealth proved to be a valuable platform during the pandemic and demonstrated that Queen’s could rapidly change its model of care.

“I am humbled by this recognition, which represents the collective actions of our clinicians and leaders who have worked together seamlessly during the pandemic, and our caregivers who have shown such great courage,” said Dr. Hoggard Green. “Never could I have imagined the unprecedented circumstances we would navigate together so soon into my tenure, and I am incredibly honored to lead and serve such talented individuals.”

The complete ranking of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives will be featured in the June 21 issue of Modern Healthcare, and profiles of the honorees are available for digital subscribers at ModernHealthcare.com/50MostInfluential.

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