Maui Corner- Get to know our Maui Team
Posted on July 23, 2020
How long have your worked at Islands Hospice?
One year and two months.
What do you do at Islands Hospice?
I am responsible for identifying and coordinating patient/family care to support terminally ill patients and families in their home, skilled nursing facilities or residential care facilities. The goal is to provide comfort care and maximize the quality of life for my patients and their families.
Describe a typical workday.
I provide general nursing care and manage physical and emotional symptoms. I help to ensure limited time with loved ones can be enjoyed to the fullest.
What is your favorite part about working at Islands Hospice?
Do you have any special memories from your time working here?
I’ve been blessed to work with some exceptional families.
What is your background?
I grew up in Southern California. I’ve been an RN for 30+ years, but I’m only 39 years old ;) I’ve been in medical-surgical, PACU, oncology, and an oncology nurse navigator.
I am married and have one daughter, Taylor (in the Navy). I inherited 3 boys from my current spouse and have five grand kids. Number six is due in July.
I have a stupid dog named Rocky.
Is there anything about your background that inspired you to work at Islands Hospice/in hospice care?
It was a natural progression from working in Oncology.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy going to the beach, gym, and volunteering with ACS Relay for Life.
Is there anything else you want to share with your fellow colleagues?
I really enjoy my coworkers and want to thank y’all for putting up with my insanity!