FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2015 Media Contacts: Lisa Sekiya (808) 691-4010 [email protected] THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER NAMES TWO NEW DIRECTORS TAMARA PAPPAS, MBA, IS DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL STAFF SERVICES, CLINICAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND THE CENTER FOR OUTCOMES RESEARCH & EVALUATION; ANNALYN OGATA, RN, IS DIRECTOR OF ONCOLOGY HONOLULU – The Queen’s Medical Center (Queen’s) has named Tamara Pappas, MBA, to Director of Medical Staff Services, Clinical Quality Improvement and the Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE). She will oversee the Medical Staff Services Department, which includes physician peer review, physician credentialing and support of the medical staff departments. She will also oversee CORE and help lead Clinical Quality Improvement across the Queen’s system in a data-driven manner. Pappas has a wealth of experience in quality and process improvement. She was the Director of Quality Operations at Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH), where she provided leadership for patient safety and quality at a system-wide level. She helped create and build a data-driven approach to quality improvement. Before that, she was a Quality Data Analyst and Quality Data Manager at HPH, and also worked as a specialist for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division at the Hawaii State Department of Health. She is a member of the Hawaii Statewide Stroke Taskforce, as well as the Healthcare Financial Management Association and American College of Healthcare Executives. Pappas graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She holds an MBA from Loma Linda University in California. Queen’s has promoted AnnaLyn Ogata, RN, to Director of Oncology. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the Queen’s Cancer Center, Colon Screening Program, Gastrointestinal (GI) Services, Multidisciplinary Clinic, and Head and Neck Institute, along with the Oncology Service Line, which will include inpatient oncology, clinical trials unit, radiation, navigation, survivorship, clinical trials and research, oncology data registry and genetics. --more-- Ogata joined Queen’s in 2011 as the Multidisciplinary (MDC) Clinical Coordinator for the NCI Community Cancer Center Program (NCCCP), which allowed her to gather both community and employed physicians to work together as a team at the Cancer Center, focusing on disease specific clinics. She later opened a state-of-the-art Colon Screening Program, which allows community and employed GI physicians to provide Queen’s patients faster access for colonoscopy screening. Her passion to continue to improve the oncology service line brought her back to the Cancer Center as the Nurse Manager to oversee and develop multiple areas, including the new Head and Neck Institute. She is noted for her commitment and enthusiasm in continuing to improve the oncology programs. Ogata has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and is completing her Master’s degrees in Business Administration and in Healthcare Administration from California Coast University. In 2014, she was a presenter at ASCOs Quality of Care symposium in Boston. She spoke about the process outcome measures of patients with Head and Neck, Thoracic and Gynecologic Malignancies in the Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Clinic. She has served as a nurse in the Army and as a non-destructive inspector for the U.S. Air National Guard. She was crowned Mrs. North Shore in 2013. Currently, Ogata is the Family Team Chair for the Hawaii Chapter of the March of Dimes. She is also a member of the national and local Oncology Nursing Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, as well as the Society of Gastroenterology Nursing Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. ### The Queen’s Medical Center, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation established in 1859 by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV, is an acute care medical facility accredited by The Joint Commission. The facility is licensed for 505 acute beds and 28 sub-acute beds and serves as the major tertiary and quaternary referral center for cancer, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, orthopaedics, surgery, emergency medicine and behavioral health medicine. It is the state’s designated trauma center verified as Level 2 by the American College of Surgeons. It has the only organ transplantation program in Hawaii. Queen’s is a major teaching hospital, serving as a clinical training site for the residency programs sponsored by the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. Queen’s is the only hospital in Hawaii to achieve Magnet® status – the highest institutional honor for hospital excellence – from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Queen’s Medical Center has over 4,500 employees and over 1,200 physicians on its Medical Staff.
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