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New interim chief nurse executive at Kona hospital


Kona Community Hospital has announced Dona Martinson, M.N., R.N., has accepted the position of interim chief nurse executive for Kona Community Hospital.

Her first day of work was Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Martinson has more than 18 years of health care experience in executive and senior leadership positions in acute, rural and managed health care. She returns to KCH once again.

During 2008-2009, she was an executive consultant to the CEO and CFO and in 2006, she was the interim chief nurse executive at KCH.

Prior to this, she was the chief operating officer at Valley General Hospital in Monroe, Wash. 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.

“Ms. Martinson brings a wealth of knowledge and genuine commitment to the chief nurse executive position, our hospital and our community,” said Kathryn Harter, M.B.A., R.N., Interim CEO of KCH. “Her extensive education and previous Kona hospital leadership experience should help result in a smooth transition, and we are delighted to have her as part of our leadership team.”

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