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Cultivating Calm in the Chaos

Posted on September 16, 2020

Ask the Expert

With so many hectic days and things that come at us that are beyond our control, it may surprise you to learn that the most common source of stress is ourselves.

Maui Corner: Carmelit Patrocinio

Posted on September 16, 2020

Maui Corner

Get to know our Maui team! Carmelit Patrocinio is a CNA on Maui.

September Makana Pono

Posted on September 7, 2020

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

Jessica explained that her family’s love language is food, which caused her to align with the mission of the Hawaii Foodbank.

September West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on September 4, 2020

Hospice Hero

Throughout her two and a half years with Islands Hospice, what she remembers most are the moments of strength and gratitude shown by the families of patients.

September Town Hospice Hero

Posted on September 1, 2020

Hospice Hero

“A simple thank you from my patient and their families after every visit is more than enough to make this job fulfilling.”

Maui Corner: Pauahi Real

Posted on August 28, 2020

Maui Corner

Get to know our Maui team! Pauahi Real is a CNA/HA working out of Islands Hospice Maui.

August Town Hospice Hero

Posted on August 18, 2020

Hospice Hero

After high school in Japan, she moved to Seattle for college, then found her way to Hawaii in 1993. When her youngest son entered preschool, she decided to attend nursing school and balanced her studies with caring for her 3 kids.

August West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on August 7, 2020

Hospice Hero

She discovered her love of healthcare after family members encouraged her to volunteer in a hospital.

Volunteer Spotlight: Joe Liu

Posted on August 6, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight

In his year-and-a-half as an Islands Hospice volunteer, Joe has brought joy and comfort to many patients and even helped one woman fulfill a bucket list item - playing chess.

The Power of Diverse Teams

Posted on August 5, 2020

Ask the Expert

By recognizing the power of diversity in everyday situations, we can build an outstanding company culture, that brings out the best that Islands Hospice has to provide to our patients and families.

August Makana Pono

Posted on August 1, 2020

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

“Doing good deeds, no matter how small, makes you feel better, too.”

Change your diet, change your life

Posted on July 16, 2020

Ask the Expert

Every time you eat or drink something, you are feeding disease or fighting it. The good news is that small changes in your daily diet and exercise routine can help you avoid or even reverse the effects of disease.

July Town Hospice Hero

Posted on July 16, 2020

Hospice Hero

A family member once told Schanelle Perez, "My mom might forget your name but I’m pretty sure she will never forget how you made her feel." Those words stuck with her. She believes CNAs and other Islands Hospice staff are like extended members of patients’ families.

July West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on July 16, 2020

Hospice Hero

Rovena Juan, RN, always knew she wanted to be a nurse, but she put her dreams on hold to start a family. When her four children were a little older, she enrolled in nursing school to fulfill her lifelong career goal. She is now a registered nurse serving patients throughout West Oahu.

July Makana Pono

Posted on July 16, 2020

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

Nursing school can be expensive, but Islands Hospice nurse practitioner Harold Palma hopes to help ease the burden for students of Filipino ancestry. In doing so, he wants to inspire the next generation of students to pursue a path in nursing.

June Volunteer Spotlight

Posted on June 13, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight

Since 2018, Liyan has served as a volunteer at Islands Hospice, helping numerous patients and their families get through difficult times. One patient, she recalled, was experiencing high anxiety, but their weekly prayers together helped that person get to a place of calm.

June West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on June 11, 2020

Hospice Hero

He is often among the first to see CNAs or nurses after a patient passes away and is always there to offer hugs and comfort.

Maui Corner- Get to know our Maui team

Posted on June 11, 2020

Maui Corner

Shelley Platiro is a Licensed Social Worker on Maui

June Makana Pono

Posted on June 7, 2020

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

June’s Makana Pono awardee, Ava Gaile Tacata, RN, hopes to help families gain access to clean water. She selected the LIGHT Mission through New Hope Leeward to receive her $5,000 Makana Pono contribution.

A brief history of hospice care

Posted on June 5, 2020

Ask the Expert

In the U.S., hospice as we know it today came about even more recently than one would think.

June Town Hospice Hero

Posted on June 5, 2020

Hospice Hero

Families want to know their loved one is getting the best care possible during the final weeks or months of their life. That’s where Islands Hospice RNs, like Stacie McCabe, step in.

May West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on May 14, 2020

Hospice Hero

Lee started off as a weekday skilled nurse but now works as a weekend nurse. He helps to admit patients to hospice, visits transitioning or crisis patients, and also triages patients during after-hours over the phone.

May Makana Pono

Posted on May 14, 2020

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

Kevin Dulig, our Makana Pono awardee for the month of May, has selected an organization that is near and dear to his heart.

Maui Corner- Get to know our Maui Team

Posted on May 14, 2020

Maui Corner

Josette “Nani” Enomoto RNCM Field Nurse

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