Islands Hospice Blog
Posted on February 1, 2023
As our first Makana Pono awardee of 2023, Jennifer has selected Hawaii Meals on Wheels (HMoW) to receive a $5,000 contribution.
Posted on January 18, 2023
Claudia F, LPN, DCSA, believes strongly in caring for all creatures great and small. As our November Makana Pono awardee, she selected a nonprofit working to ensure the safety and well being of cats and kittens on Oahu.
Posted on October 7, 2022
Founded in 2013, the nonprofit organization that promotes diversity in sports and aims to create a safe and inclusive environment where people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, can participate in a competitie and friendly team sport, develop a social support system, and build lifelong friendships.
Posted on August 8, 2022
“My heart sank, and I quickly headed to Kapiolani Hospital. When I arrived, Carmyne’s mom was in the PICU waiting room sitting in a corner wrapped up in a blanket. She was there all alone as her husband was away on military duty..."
Posted on July 2, 2022
This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Cesaria (Cess) T., a certified nursing assistant at our Honolulu office. Cesaria is in her tenth year as an Islands Hospice team member, providing personal care and comfort to patients.
Posted on June 8, 2022
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.”
Posted on May 19, 2022
This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Melenia Resurreccion, a Hospice Aide in Team Blessing.
Posted on April 6, 2022
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
Posted on March 28, 2022
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.
Posted on March 1, 2022
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.