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Maui Memorial names chief nurse executive

MARIAN HORIKAWA-BARTH Leads all nursing departments

The Maui News

Marian Horikawa-Barth has been named Maui Memorial Medical Center’s new chief nurse executive, Maui Health announced Friday.

Horikawa-Barth will be responsible for all nursing departments and work closely with the executive team and other leaders to continue to improve quality, processes and the patient and employee experience, a news release said.

“It’s my privilege to work with the amazing health care team at Maui Memorial Medical Center and to further serve my community,” Horikawa-Barth said. “I’m honored by the dedication of our team to our patients and community and in their ability to provide kindness and caring during this stressful time. Their calming presence and unflappable courage, in the face of uncertainty, is truly inspiring.”

With more than 30 years as a nursing professional, Horikawa-Barth has spent the last 18 years at Maui Memorial and recently served as a director of nursing for seven of those years. She has experience working in hospitals across the country but chose to return to her island hometown of Maui.

Maui Health said that Horikawa-Barth’s leadership and expertise led the efforts in certification for Maui Memorial’s stroke, trauma and point-of-care programs.

She recently completed her doctor of nursing practice and earned a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Arizona. She holds certifications from certified professional healthcare quality, certified in executive nursing practice and Institute of Healthcare Improvement.

“I love that I get to be the sidekick to our health care superheroes and will continue to do all I can to support their efforts,” Horikawa-Barth said.

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