Kuakini Geriatric Care, Inc. Appoints New Patient Care Coordinator
September 26, 2012
Kuakini Geriatric Care, Inc., a subsidiary of Kuakini Health System (Kuakini), has appointed Odessa Rivera as a Patient Care Coordinator of the fourth floor Intermediate Care Facility (ICF4) and Float Pool in the Hale Pulama Mau Building.
Odessa has brought more than 30 years of health care experience to Kuakini. Since starting her nursing career in 1981, she has worked as a nurse aide, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse and charge nurse. In her new role, Odessa will oversee the ICF4 unit and Float Pool, handle staffing issues and performance evaluations, as well as assist in covering other long term care units when needed. Odessa will also help identify process improvements, provide staff education and oversee pilot programs, such as the fall prevention program.
Kuakini Geriatric Care, Inc., a subsidiary of Kuakini Health System, is a nonprofit organization that provides a range of programs and services for older adults in need of long term care and geriatric related health care services. The subsidiary operates a nursing home facility (187 licensed beds), a residential care home (34 licensed beds) and an adult day services program (located at two community sites).