2013-04-03 – Hawaii Pacific Health Names 4 New Medical Center CEOs
Four long-time Hawaii Pacific Health executives have been promoted to CEO at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Straub Clinic & Hospital, the Pali Momi Medical Center and the Kauai Medical Clinic.
The announcement on Monday comes about a month after former President Ray Vara assumed the health-care provider’s top post by replacing Chuck Sted as CEO.
• Martha Smith was named CEO of the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. She joined Hawaii Pacific Health in 1986 as director of respiratory care at Kapiolani and was named chief operating officer for the hospital in 2004. She is involved in several causes, including the Ronald McDonald House, March of Dimes and Hospice Hawaii.
• Jen Chahanovich was promoted to CEO of Pali Momi Medical Center. She joined Hawaii Pacific Health in 2002 as director of respiratory therapy at Kapiolani and was named chief operating officer for Pali Momi Medical Center in 2004. She is involved with community and professional boards, including serving as the chair-elect of the American Heart Association board.
• Art Gladstone was promoted to CEO of Straub Clinic & Hospital. He joined Hawaii Pacific Health in 1990 as a registered nurse at Pali Momi Medical Center and has been chief operating officer at Straub since 2004. He is a member of several organizations, including the Pacific Region Arthritis Foundation and Hawaii State Center for Nursing.
• Kathy Clark has been promoted to president and CEO of the Kauai Medical Clinic in addition to her duties as president and CEO of Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She joined Hawaii Pacific Health’s staff in 2005 as the chief nurse executive at Wilcox and was named president and CEO of the Lihue hospital. She serves on the American Red Cross Kauai Advisory Council, Kauai Economic Development Board and the Kauai Chamber of Commerce.
“Our four hospitals are long-standing kamaaina organizations and I look forward to working with our CEOs to ensure that our dedication to providing quality health care with exceptional service carries into the future,” Vara said in a statement. “Collectively, Martha, Jen, Art and Kathy are a seasoned and tenured team with a strong commitment to our communities.”