Hawai‘i Pacific Health announced that Jen Chahanovich will become the new president and CEO of Wilcox Memorial Hospital and CEO of the Kaua‘i Medical Clinic with the retirement on June 30 of current Wilcox President & CEO Kathy Clark.

Clark announced last year that she would be retiring at the end of June to join her children and grandchildren on the mainland.

Chahanovich has been with Hawai‘i Pacific Health since 2002 and is the current chief executive officer of Pali Momi Medical Center.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health President & CEO Ray Vara said, “We owe Kathy a debt of gratitude for her significant contributions to Hawai‘i Pacific Health, healthcare in Hawai‘i and the community of Kaua‘i.”

He said Chahanovich is an outstanding administrator and excellent fit for Kaua‘i. “Jen brings a depth of knowledge and experience that will help ensure the continuity of the high level of service, quality and teamwork currently achieved by Wilcox Health.”

The process to find a new leader to head Pali Momi is underway.

About Hawai‘i Pacific Health

Hawai‘i Pacific Health is a not-for-profit health care network of hospitals, clinics, physicians and other caregivers serving Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region with high quality, compassionate care. It is anchored by four hospitals—Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital, and Wilcox Memorial Hospital—with innovative initiatives in women’s health, pediatric care, cardiovascular services, cancer care, and bone and joint services. Hawai‘i Pacific Health is recognized nationally for its excellence in health information technology, specifically the use of electronic health records to improve quality of care and patient safety. Learn more at hawaiipacifichealth.org.

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Photo, Jen Chahanovich