Dr. Melinda Ashton is the Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at Hawai'i Pacific Health. In this role she oversees all of the activities of the Patient Safety and Quality Services Departments at each of the HPH hospitals and is also responsible for system wide quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Ashton graduated from the John A. Burns School of Medicine and completed a pediatrics residency at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu. Board certified in pediatrics, she is also a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the John A. School of Medicine, and still practices pediatrics on a part time basis.