Islands Hospice Blog
Posted on June 28, 2021
Maribel Korman is a social worker for our town office, and in just 10 months of working at Islands Hospice, she has become a valuable member of our team. She was nominated by colleagues to receive June’s Makana Pono award and directed her donation to Abundant Grace.
Posted on May 3, 2021
Susan has been volunteering at Islands Hospice a few times a month for the past three years. Whatever our patients or staff needs help with, whether it be talking story, reading, playing music, or doing arts and crafts, Susan is there to lend a hand.
Posted on March 25, 2021
For almost a decade, Mike Kuo, RN, has taken care of our Islands Hospice patients in the Inpatient Unit (IPU) at Palolo. Mike provides care for ohana who require a higher level of attention than can be given at home or a facility.
Posted on February 24, 2021
Islands Hospice RN Agnes Villanueva grew up with four foster brothers and witnessed how her parents cared for them with unconditional compassion and understanding. “My parent’s compassion has allowed me to see first-hand the power of what kindness, love, and understanding can do for the recipient and the giver.”
Posted on February 9, 2021
Like many people, Noralyn Pascua ended up in a completely different career path than the one she started in. After moving from the Philippines, Noralyn attended Hawaii Business College and started working in an office after graduating. Although she had a steady job in business, a personal experience led her to consider another path.
Posted on January 21, 2021
Jillian Garcia never thought she could handle the emotional toll of working in hospice care, but she believes it's what she’s meant to do. “Working with people at the end of their life is a remarkable thing,” explained Jillian. “We all come into this world and we are all are going to leave it at one point or another, and I get to be a part of these people’s journey, which is an honor.”