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Maui Health Announces New Chief Nurse Executive

Hospital news | Friday, August 20, 2021

Wailuku, Maui, HI
(August 20, 2021) – Maui Health is pleased to announce that Marian Horikawa-Barth, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP has been selected as Maui Memorial Medical Center’s (MMMC) new chief nurse executive. Marian 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.

With over 30 years as a nursing professional, Marian has spent the last 18 years at MMMC and recently served as a director of nursing for seven of those years. Marian has experience working in hospitals across the country but chose to return to her island hometown of Maui to be of service to her community.

“It’s my privilege to work with the amazing health care team at Maui Memorial Medical Center and to further serve my community. 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. I love that I get to be the side-kick to our health care superheroes and will continue to do all I can to support their efforts,” said Marian.

Marian is well-known for her accomplishments in improving patient safety and quality care, advocating for nurses, and for her collaborative, positive spirit. She has been instrumental in establishing patient-centered improvements and evidence-based care standards. Her leadership and expertise also led the efforts in certification for MMMC’s stroke, trauma, and point of care programs.

Marian recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and earned a Master of Science, Nursing from the University of Arizona. She holds certifications from Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP), and Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

Photo attached: Maui Health Chief Nurse Executive Marian Horikawa-Barth, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP


About Maui Health

Maui Health, aka Maui Health System, community hospitals and associated clinics affiliated with Kaiser Permanente, includes Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, Lanai Community Hospital and associated clinics, and serves the people of Maui and Lanai. The facilities under Maui Health employ more than 1500 Maui County residents, partner with over 460 hospital-based physicians, clinicians, and community-based primary and specialty physicians, and are open to all patients regardless of health insurance coverage. Maui Health is committed to delivering high quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and improving the health of the community. Maui Health is supported by Kaiser Permanente’s industry-leading technology systems, evidence-based medicine and nationally recognized care quality. For more information, visit