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  • SU Nursing Alumna named Director of Nursing at The Queen’s Medical Center

    Lydia Kumasaka,We would like congratulate our class of 1984 BSN graduate, Lydia Kumasaka, MS, RN, APRN, on her recent appointment as the Director of Nursing of The Queen’s Medical Center--West O’ahu.

    Kumasaka is the recipient of the Queen Emma Nursing Leadership Award, Reginald C. S. Ho Pain Control Award (American Cancer Society, Hawaii Pacific Division), Sigma Theta Tau International Excellence in Nursing Practice Award, The Queen’s Cancer Institute Employee of the Year Award, and The Graduate Student Research Award.

    Kumasaka’s community work includes serving on the University of Hawaii School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene Adjunct Faculty and American Organization of Nurse Executives Hawaii Chapter, as Sponsorship Chair. She is also a member of the State Board of Pharmacy, in Honolulu, Hawaii and a Member of the Regional/National Board of Pharmacy.

    Kumasaka has an MS in Nursing focused in Oncology from the University of Hawaii Nursing School and a BSN, from Seattle University.

    Click HERE for more information about Lydia Kumasaka.

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