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Islands Hospice CNA Karey DeMello named May Makana Pono Awardee

Posted on June 8, 2022

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

Kary DeMello has worked with Islands Hospice for nine years, providing compassionate personal care to patients and support to their families. Often out on the westside, Kary lends a listening ear and offers helpful tips and techniques when needed to make personal care go as smoothly as possible. “Keeping our patients comfortable and happy is truly important.”

Makana Pono Awardee Melenia Resurreccion Selects River of Life

Posted on May 19, 2022

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Melenia Resurreccion, a Hospice Aide in Team Blessing.

Presenting our March Makana Pono Award

Posted on April 6, 2022

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Grace Galapon, a certified nursing assistant at our Honolulu office. Grace is in her ninth year as an Islands Hospice team member, providing personal care and assistance for daily living activities (ADL care) to terminally ill patients

The trail-blazing women who pioneered modern end of life care

Posted on March 28, 2022

Ask the Expert

For Women’s History Month, we are highlighting some of the women pioneers who played a key role in building the foundation for our practice of bringing care, comfort and compassion to people facing life-limiting illnesses.

February Makana Pono Awardee Violeta Baldado Selects Shriners Hospital

Posted on March 1, 2022

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

For this month’s Makana Pono award, we are pleased to recognize a long-time employee of Islands Hospice, Violeta Baldado. Violeta has been a part of our team for almost ten years and works as a hospice aide in the IPU at our Honolulu office.

How To Have A Conversation About Hospice

Posted on February 17, 2022

Ask the Expert

As difficult as it is, having an honest conversation early about needs and wants is the first step. Read on for some tips for talking about end-of-life care

December Town Hospice Hero

Posted on December 30, 2021

Hospice Hero

Ashley Ladi's colleagues recognize her compassionate work as a bereavement coordinator and have nominated her as the December Town Hospice Hero.

December West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on December 30, 2021

Hospice Hero

Jesseca Guerreiro’s work ethic and positive attitude at Islands Hospice have caught the attention of all those who work with her.

December Makana Pono

Posted on December 30, 2021

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

As the December Makana Pono awardee, Mark directed a $5,000 donation to Make-A-Wish Hawaii to support funding life-changing wishes for keiki with critical illnesses.

Maui Corner: Becky Crawford

Posted on December 30, 2021

Maui Corner

Meet Becky Crawford, RN, one of two staff members working in the Maui Inpatient Unit (IPU).

November Town Hospice Hero

Posted on November 23, 2021

Hospice Hero

Congratulations to Jad Bonahoom, our November Town Hospice Hero.

November West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on November 23, 2021

Hospice Hero

Congrats to Glory Martin who has been named November's West Oahu Hospice Hero.

November Makana Pono

Posted on November 23, 2021

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

November Makana Pono awardee Dane Marcouiller directed his $5,000 donation to Susan G. Komen Hawaii, an organization helping families in our community affected by breast cancer.

Maui Corner: Zenaida Baoit

Posted on November 23, 2021

Maui Corner

Zenaida Baoit is a CNA with our Maui team. Get to know her better here!

October Town Hospice Hero

Posted on October 28, 2021

Hospice Hero

Congratulations to Scott Ferrin for being a great member of the team and being nominated as our October Town Hospice Hero.

October West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on October 28, 2021

Hospice Hero

CNA Sarah Kawailima was recognized by colleagues for all her hard work.

October Makana Pono

Posted on October 28, 2021

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

Our October Makana Pono awardee, Lurline Liu, directed her $5,000 award to help support Hawaii’s kupuna.

Maui Corner: Jennelyn Chiu

Posted on October 28, 2021

Maui Corner

Get to know our Maui team! Jennelyn Chiu is a LPN on Maui.

Volunteer Spotlight: Raynette Akau

Posted on October 28, 2021

Volunteer Spotlight

Our Healing Through Remembrance special on KHON in May caught the attention of Raynette Akau.

September Town Hospice Hero

Posted on October 5, 2021

Hospice Hero

Krani Orbito is our Town Hospice Hero because of his consistency in his work as a CNA on team Mabuhay Nani.

September West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on October 5, 2021

Hospice Hero

Congratulations to our September West O‘ahu Hospice Hero, Maria Naria, RN of team Ekahi.

September Makana Pono

Posted on October 5, 2021

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

September Makana Pono awardee Kelly Kawasaki selected the ‘Ohana Fund of Pali Momi Foundation, which supports patients in need of financial assistance for medication, medical equipment and transportation.

August Town Hospice Hero

Posted on September 1, 2021

Hospice Hero

Although Almer Arguilles has worked at Islands Hospice for just a short time, he’s already made a big splash. Congratulations to this month’s Town Hospice Hero, Almer!

August West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on September 1, 2021

Hospice Hero

Aurora works behind the scenes and is always up for a challenge. Congratulations to our August West Oahu Hospice Hero, Aurora Wessel!

August Makana Pono

Posted on September 1, 2021

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

Kelci Schedler has been an RN case manager for Islands Hospice West Oahu for the past four years. Always leading by example, Kelci’s compassion carries over from her work as an RN to the community and was selected to receive the August Makana Pono award. She directed her $5,000 donation to Ma Ke Alo o (MKAO), an organization she has been involved with over the past three years as the lead for its Kakaako Kupuna initiative.

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