Maryann Kaiwi-Salvador, MSN, APRN-Rx
Maryann Kaiwi-Salvador has served the health care communities of Hawaii as both a registered nurse and board-certified family nurse practitioner for nearly 20 years. Her passion for learning and service has guided her in caring for patients with chronic conditions grew and led her to help Queen’s West Oahu Diabetes and Management Center; she then developed and drove the Diabetes Well care Program at Ekahi Health. As her expertise in diabetes expanded, her personal passion for helping patients with chronic kidney disease grew. In 2010 her husband received a kidney transplant and ever since then they both have been strong advocates to help the CKD population. Maryann was invited to develop clinical service program at the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii due to the critical and overwhelming needs of kidney patients. She continues to be inspired to help our local communities every day and is empowered by her husband’s own health challenges and perseverance to overcome kidney disease. With the overwhelming struggles patients face every day who have chronic kidney disease, Maryann is dedicated and committed to empower, support, guide, educate, and care for patients by serving them with compassion to the best of her abilities. She also supports the communities of Hawaiʻi by teaching the next generation of nurses and public health students at a local university to pass on her experience and knowledge in our goal at MKC to fight kidney disease progression.
Quote she strongly believes: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” Eleanor Roosevelt.