HONOLULU – The Queen’s Health System (QHS) has announced the appointments of a new vice president and two new directors.
Alexandra Wroe, RN, ACM-RN, BSN, MBA, has been promoted to Vice President of Patient Care, overseeing the Department of Medicine, Care Coordination, Utilization Management, and Clinical Documentation Improvement at QHS.
Wroe will provide leadership and strategic guidance over the Department of Medicine in partnership with Scott Gallacher, MD, Chief of Medicine. She will play an important role in standardizing clinical protocol, advancing quality and patient safety, and continuing to lead Queen’s care coordination efforts.
Wroe joined QHS in 2016 as Manager of Case Management and Utilization Management Services. She redesigned care coordination to build a highly effective department and achieve length-of-stay reductions. She was promoted to Director of Care Coordination in 2018, and has developed strong relationships with community partners to ensure post-acute placement for some of Queen’s most vulnerable patients. Under her leadership, The Queen’s Care Coalition has been nationally recognized for its outstanding and novel approach to connecting with the community to improve patient outcomes.
Wroe earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada, and her Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. She is on the Board of Directors at Navian Hawai‘i.
Michele Hadano, MS, RN, NEA-BC, has been named Director of Acute Care Services at The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC).
Hadano provides leadership, administration, and clinical and operational management to patient care units, departments, programs, functions and activities related to acute medical, surgical and telemetry units; inpatient oncology and infusion units; inpatient diabetes education; the inpatient wound care team; and Hale Pulama Mau.
Hadano started working at QMC as a Registered Nurse 37 years ago. In 2001, she transitioned from direct patient care to supporting patient care initiatives within administrative work. She has served as Coordinator of Organizational Planning, Marketing, and Communication, as well as Coordinator in Facility Planning and Development.
Hadano was later promoted to Nurse Manager for Surgical Services at Queen Emma Tower 8 Diamond Head. Prior to her current position, she served as Director of Surgical and Orthopedic Units from 2014 to 2021.
The ‘Aiea, Hawai‘i native earned her nursing degree in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For the past six years, she has also been the handler of Queen’s facility dog, Ipo, who brings comfort and smiles to patients, staff, and visitors.
Jacce S. Mikulanec has been promoted to Director of Government Relations at QHS.
Mikulanec provides skilled support to the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, as well as the President and CEO on a variety of strategic initiatives and significant special projects, including those focused on government relations and community affairs. He leads the government relations team, and is responsible for the direction of all government and public policy initiatives as well as assigned external activities for QHS.
Mikulanec joined QHS in 2020 as Manager of Government Relations. He brought an expansive background in public policy, which included working for then-Lt. Governor Brian Schatz as Special Assistant on Policy. In 2012, he served as Director of Policy and Government Relations with Good Beginning Alliance. He also previously worked for Hawai‘i Medical Service Association (HMSA) in Government Relations, where he assisted in legislative activities at the state and federal levels.
Mikulanec is an active leader in the community and is a board member of organizations including the Honolulu Zoo Society, the Japanese American Citizens League of Honolulu, and the Hawai‘i Supreme Court Committee on Equality and Access to the Courts.