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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

Posted on May 14, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight

Like many of our volunteers, Kyle enjoys interacting with patients and their families and has had the opportunity to make some amazing connections.

May Town Hospice Hero

Posted on May 13, 2020

Hospice Hero

“With everyone sharing the same vision and mission, this creates an environment where everyone is there for each other.”

Remembering Mom on Mother’s Day

Posted on May 7, 2020

Ask the Expert

Mother’s Day is a chance to celebrate moms and mother figures everywhere, but for those who have lost a parent, the day can trigger painful feelings of loss and sadness.

April Makana Pono

Posted on April 16, 2020

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

As this month’s Makana Pono recipient, Tod selected Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation to receive the $5,000 donation.

April West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on April 15, 2020

Hospice Hero

Islands Hospice’s community liaison, Myra Ondayog, is always surprised by the resilience and strength of hospice patients.

April Town Hospice Hero

Posted on April 13, 2020

Hospice Hero

As a spiritual care provider, Glenn Scheib supports patients and families of all faiths from all over Oahu in spiritual care.

April Volunteer Spotlight

Posted on April 3, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight

Paulette Feeney clearly remembers the first two patients she met while volunteering with Islands Hospice.

March Makana Pono

Posted on March 6, 2020

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

While at the beach one day, Irene Horodecki saw firsthand the impact that nonprofit AccesSurf has on the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

Maui Corner- Get to know our Maui team

Posted on March 5, 2020

Maui Corner

Lauren Hema, Weekend Triage/PRN Nurse

March Volunteer Spotlight

Posted on March 3, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight

“Islands Hospice helped my family and I care for my father in his final days, and I wanted to give them my time in appreciation."

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