New Interim Chief Nurse Executive Announced

Kona Community Hospital (KCH) is pleased to announce that Dona Martinson, M.N., R.N. has accepted the position of Interim Chief Nurse Executive for Kona Community Hospital. Her first day of work will be Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

Dona has over 18 years of healthcare experience in executive and senior leadership positions in acute, rural, and managed healthcare. She returns to Kona Community Hospital once again. During 2008-2009, she was an Executive Consultant to the CEO and CFO and in 2006, the Interim Chief Nurse Executive for Kona Community Hospital. Prior to this, she was the Chief Operating Officer at Valley General Hospital in Monroe, Washington from 2000-2003.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Eastern Washington State College and a Master’s of Nursing/Nursing Administration with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

She also is an active member of the Kona Community Hospital Auxiliary, Keauhou Canoe Club, American Association of Nurse Executives and American Association of University Women.

“We are delighted to have Dona be part of our leadership team,” commented Kathryn Harter, Interim CEO of Kona Community Hospital. “Her extensive experience brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to the table, as well as her genuine commitment to our hospital and community.”

Founded in 1914, KCH is a 94-bed full-service hospital with 24-hour emergency services that supports the west region of the island of Hawaii. It is a member of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a special agency of the state of Hawaii established in 1996. It is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Kona Community Hospital is dedicated to providing and enhancing accessible comprehensive healthcare services to the West Hawaii community.