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Islands Hospice serves our patients, our families, and our community with a total commitment to excellence in hospice care.

Islands Hospice Blog

Lavie Raymond

Posted on March 1, 2020

Hospice Hero

Holly Arroyo

Posted on February 1, 2020

Hospice Hero

“Death and dying can be a difficult, emotional and challenging experience, so the fact that I can help patients and families by guiding them through the process to help ensure their quality of life, well-being and peace is deeply rewarding. I feel honored to do this work.”

Janelle Pouesi, LPN

Posted on February 1, 2020

Hospice Hero

Born and raised in American Samoa, Janelle Pouesi, LPN, was inspired to pursue a career in health care based on her culture and upbringing.

Grace Galapon

Posted on December 1, 2019

Hospice Hero

Like many of her colleagues at Islands Hospice, Grace Galapon, CNA, found her calling in hospice care through a personal experience.

Volunteer Spotlight: Tiffany Nunies

Posted on November 4, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight

The simple act of doing something small for others makes her actions well worth the effort.

Volunteer Spotlight: Victoria Hallett

Posted on October 4, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight

For UH-Manoa student Victoria Hallett, volunteering as a companion is a way for her to make her mark and help families through a difficult process.

October Makana Pono Spotlight: Cherish Aquino

Posted on October 3, 2019

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

As this month’s Makana Pono recipient, Cherish has chosen to direct her $5,000 donation to the school that gave her daughter so much.

April Wubbens - Hawaii International Child

Posted on September 1, 2019

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

For years, Islands Hospice has supported nonprofi ts near and dear to employees’ hearts through the Employee Designated Giving Program.

September Town Hospice Hero: Lloyd Makabe, RN

Posted on September 1, 2019

Hospice Hero

The physicians, nurses, CNAs, NPs, chaplains, social workers and other care providers who walk with patients at the end of their life make all the difference in hospice care.

Mitsuki Ota - Oahu

Posted on September 1, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Islands Hospice. They offer a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on, and an ear to listen. For patients nearing the end of their life, that can mean the world.

What does customer service look like in hospice care?

Posted on September 1, 2019

Ask the Expert

When we think about the many different customers we serve — our patients, their families, their primary care physicians, and even the hospitals and facilities we partner with — we need to ask ourselves how we can provide them with a “Wow” experience.