HONOLULU – The Queen’s Health System (QHS) has announced the following appointments.
Frank Okimoto has been named Vice President of Capital Construction and Campus Development.
Okimoto is responsible for overseeing the planning, architectural design, and financial management of new construction and renovation work across QHS. He will provide strategic leadership and direction over coordination, pre-construction, construction, operations, and maintenance of major campus projects, including the expansion of The Queen’s Medical Center’s Punchbowl and West O‘ahu campuses.
Okimoto has a wealth of experience in construction management and leading large-scale projects. He most recently served as Vice President of Operations at Nan, Inc., where he was responsible for building and civil operations, including oversight of $300 million of work annually. Prior to his years at Nan, Inc., he was a project manager at Delta Construction Corp., and a project engineer at Koga Engineering and Construction.
Born and raised in Hawai‘i, the McKinley High School graduate earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
Kristen Chun, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, has been named Vice President of Patient Care for Oncology, Neuro, and Laboratory Services.
Chun is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans to meet the goals and objectives of QHS in the areas of Oncology, Neuroscience Institute and Research, Neurodiagnostic Laboratory, Pathology, and Laboratory Services. She will be accountable for effective operational management and delivery of quality patient care.
Chun is a proven health care executive and community collaborator. She served the past seven years as Associate Chair of Operations for Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health at University Health Partners of Hawai‘i. In this position, she provided strategic and operational leadership and successfully led extensive program expansion on O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai‘i Island. From 2006 to 2014, she was the Executive Director for the Women’s and Adult Oncology service lines at Hawai‘i Pacific Health.
Chun is a registered nurse with experience in the operating room and in labor and delivery. She earned her Associate Degree in Nursing at the University of Hawai‘i Kapi‘olani Community College, followed by her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management at the University of Phoenix.