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Darlena Chadwick, MBA, MSN, FACHE

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Queen’s Health System

Darlene Chadwick

Darlena Chadwick, MBA, MSN, FACHE is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Queen’s Health System.

Ms. Chadwick brings a wealth of experience to these roles, having built successful clinical programs in oncology, women’s health, neuroscience, and other services. She is focused on improving patient health by increasing access to care whether that care is delivered in a clinic, in the hospital, or at home.

Ms. Chadwick joined The Queen’s Health System in 2005, and previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Queen’s Medical Center – West O‘ahu. During her tenure, she positively impacted patient outcomes and operating margins and led the development of programs that brought high-quality health care to one of Hawai‘i’s fastest-growing communities.

Prior to that, Ms. Chadwick served as The Queen’s Medical Center’s Vice President of Patient Care for Oncology, Women’s Health and Professional Services, with Neuroscience and Pharmacy coming under her purview soon after. While in that position, she also served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Hawai‘i Cancer Consortium for the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center.

Before joining Queen’s, Ms. Chadwick was the Executive Director for the Oncology Service Line at Hawai‘i Pacific Health. Prior to that position, she worked at Kuakini Health System, starting as an oncology nurse and later holding the positions of nursing supervisor, manager of endoscopy (GI Lab), and managing director of diagnostic and treatment services.

An active community leader, Ms. Chadwick currently serves as a board member for St. Andrew’s Schools (Board Chair), Queen’s Development Corporation, Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital, Molokai General Hospital, Chief Operating Officer of the Hamamatsu Joint Venture/Queen’s Medical Center Management Committee, and the American College of Healthcare Executives (Past President). Previously, she served on the boards of the Hawai‘i Homeless Healthcare Hui (H4), Hawai‘i Children’s Cancer Foundation (remaining as Advisory Director), the Kumulani Association (Treasurer), Legacy of Life – Hawai‘i, and Susan G. Komen (past Treasurer and remaining as Advisory Director).

She holds memberships in numerous professional organizations including the Hawai‘i Society of Clinical Oncology, Association of Cancer Executives, State of Hawai‘i Cancer Steering Committee, and the Association of Nursing Leaders to name only a few.

Ms. Chadwick received her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from California Coastal University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina, and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. Prior to moving to Hawai‘i, she spent 11½ years on active duty in the Air Force and nine years in the Air Force Reserves.