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June Makana Pono

Posted on June 28, 2021

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

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.

Volunteer Spotlight: Faye Chiogioji

Posted on June 28, 2021

Volunteer Spotlight

Before the pandemic, you could catch Islands Hospice volunteer Faye Chiogioji with her dog, Koa, at Islands Hospice two to three times a week.

CNA Week

Posted on June 23, 2021

Ask the Expert

This month, we are shining the spotlight on Cheryl McCutcheon, a CNA on our QAPI team.

June West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on June 8, 2021

Hospice Hero

Congrats to team Claudia Fristoe, LPN of Team Ekahi who has been named June’s West Oahu Hospice Hero.

June Town Hospice Hero

Posted on June 7, 2021

Hospice Hero

It’s clear from her nominations, that our June Town Hospice Hero is admired not only by coworkers, but also families.

May Makana Pono

Posted on June 4, 2021

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

Joyce Alce served as a director of clinical service for nearly four years. She recently moved to the mainland, but she was selected to receive the Makana Pono award before she left.

National Nurses Week

Posted on May 11, 2021

Ask the Expert

This month, we are shinning the spotlight on Dale Kim, a senior nurse on our team.

May West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on May 4, 2021

Hospice Hero

Emil has served our West Oahu community for four years.

May Town Hospice Hero

Posted on May 3, 2021

Hospice Hero

This month’s Town Hospice Hero is Marie Zahar, RN.

April Makana Pono

Posted on May 3, 2021

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

This month, the Makana Pono award flew over to Maui, where executive director Keoki Robello had the honor of designating $5,000 to a local nonprofit providing vital services in its community.

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Liu

Posted on May 3, 2021

Volunteer Spotlight

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.

April West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on April 6, 2021

Hospice Hero

This is Lee’s second West Oahu Hospice Hero award!

April Town Hospice Hero

Posted on April 5, 2021

Hospice Hero

Congratulations to our April Town Hospice Hero, Lisa Daems!

Social Workers' Month

Posted on March 25, 2021

Ask the Expert

This month, we are putting the spotlight on April Wubbens, a senior member of the team.

March Makana Pono

Posted on March 25, 2021

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

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.

Maui Corner: Kehau Watari

Posted on March 25, 2021

Maui Corner

Meet Kehau – a brand new member of the Islands Hospice Maui Team.

March West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on March 9, 2021

Hospice Hero

For the second time this year, Jonny Wessel has been selected as the West Oahu Hospice Hero. He was first recognized by his colleagues last June and was nominated again for this month’s award by a staff member in the Kapolei office.

March Town Hospice Hero

Posted on March 8, 2021

Hospice Hero

Kaui Kaaihue is a member of our IPU team and was nominated by her supervisor, Kelly Kawasaki to be this month’s Hospice Hero!

February Makana Pono

Posted on February 24, 2021

Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program

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.”

February West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on February 9, 2021

Hospice Hero

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.

February Town Hospice Hero

Posted on February 8, 2021

Hospice Hero

“I have had several losses in my own life and know how uncertain everything can feel, so being able to help others through that process is what drew me to hospice,” explained Holly Arroyo, this month’s town Hospice Hero.

Maui Corner: Jomarie V. Pascua

Posted on January 25, 2021

Maui Corner

Jomarie V. Pascua is a CNA with our Maui team. Get to know her better here!

January West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on January 24, 2021

Hospice Hero

“It brings me warmth to see a patient and their family get the help they need, just in time,” Ashley explained. “I guess you can say this is my way of being able to connect with the families we work with.”

January Town Hospice Hero

Posted on January 21, 2021

Hospice Hero

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.”

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