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Kaiser appoints Lagapa as senior director of continuing care


Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced Dionicia Lagapa, MSN, a 25-year nursing employee, has been appointed as Senior Director of Continuing Care and will lead the division responsible for day-to-day patient care services statewide.

Dionicia Lagapa

Dionicia Lagapa

She assumes her new position Sept. 1, 2013.

Lagapa, a licensed advanced practice registered nurse and certified family nurse practitioner, will collaborate with the executive leadership of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii to develop strategies and implement programs and policies that continue the delivery of high quality, integrated health care for patients throughout the state.

“Dionicia has dedicated her entire career to providing our patients with the very best in health care and we’re delighted to have her take on this new position and share her nursing and management expertise,” said William Haug, vice president and COO, Care Delivery. “She is a valued member of the Kaiser Permanente health care ohana and a devoted patient advocate.”

Lagapa currently serves as Area Clinics Manager for Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, a position she has held since 2007 with responsibility covering the Windward, Leeward, After-Hours Care, and Advice clinics and the more than 200 employees working at these locations.

In addition, since 2005 she has served as an adjunct member of the Clinical Faculty for the School of Nursing Graduate Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Lagapa began her nursing career with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii in 1988 while attending college and has held supervisor positions in various capacities over the past decade.

Lagapa earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Hawaii Loa College in 1991, and her Masters of Science in Nursing with emphasis as a Family Nurse Practitioner, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1995.

She is a graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu.

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