Kuakini Health System recently announced the hiring of several new managers:
Management Promotions Announced at Kuakini
May 15, 2007
Kathleen Bodendorfer, RN, has been named Manager of the Medical Social Work and Care Management Departments. Kuakini’s social workers and care managers work together to ensure that Kuakini’s patients receive the appropriate support including help with discharge planning for their specific health care needs. Kathleen has extensive experience in utilization management and discharge planning and was most recently the Director of Utilization Management at St. Francis Medical Center East.
Carlene Peterson, RN, was recently named the Patient Care Coordinator of Emergency Services. She manages the new Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Emergency Services facility which treats more than 13,000 patients a year. Carlene previously served as the Assistant Supervisor of Emergency Services at Straub Clinic and Hospital.
Karen Schmaltz, RN, joined Kuakini as the Manager of Cardiac Catheterization Services. She directs a team of health care professionals who utilize the latest imaging technology to diagnose and treat heart conditions. A registered nurse, Karen has over 20 years of experience in providing direct patient care.