HONOLULU – The Queen’s Health System (QHS) has announced the following appointments.
Jennifer Moran, MS, APRN, has been promoted to Director of Neuroscience Services at The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC).
Moran is responsible for overseeing the programs, services, functions and activities of the Neuroscience Department. She is also involved with inpatient and outpatient clinical care.
Moran joined QMC in 2009 as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, where she helped to establish the 24/7 APRN staffing model for the unit. She later took on the role of Stroke Coordinator, guiding The Queen’s Medical Center to becoming the only Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Hawai‘i.
Moran previously worked as an APRN in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Johns Hopkins University’s School of Nursing and graduated from the University of Maryland as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Lauren Bendiner, JD, has been named Director of Physician Contracts and Compensation, and Corporate Counsel for QHS.
Bendiner is responsible for advising and representing QHS and The Queen’s University Medical Group (QUMG) in legal affairs, primarily overseeing physician contract services. She will operate as a strategic partner with key management in implementing and maintaining a comprehensive physician contracting and compensation program.
Bendiner joined QHS in 2021 as Director of Corporate Governance, where she provided leadership in the development of the system-wide corporate governance program. She previously served as General Counsel for University Health Partners of Hawai‘i for eight years.
Bendiner received her Bachelor of Arts in Japanese from the University of Hawai‘i and her Juris Doctor from Seattle University’s School of Law. She practiced as a trial and appellate attorney in Washington for six years before returning to Hawai‘i.
Christine Griffin, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, has been named Director of Nursing Practice and Policy.
Griffin will provide leadership and direction over the development and adoption of evidence-based practice and regulatory compliance for clinical and non-clinical policies and procedures throughout QHS.
Griffin joined QHS in March 2022 as Director of Caring Science, where she focused on efforts to enhance the well-being of caregivers and create a caring environment to support patient experience. She will continue her work on Caring Science, as she establishes best practices and workflows, and develops a comprehensive policy program structure that aligns with organizational goals.
Griffin has deep knowledge of Caring Science, having obtained her PhD in Caring Science Theory at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is a board-certified nurse in professional development with 20 years of nursing experience at Children’s Hospital Colorado. For the past 10 years, she has developed resiliency curriculum presented at national and international conferences, and has offered workshops with health care organizations around the country.