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Islands Hospice serves our patients, our families, and our community with a total commitment to excellence in hospice care.

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August Town Hospice Hero

Posted on September 1, 2021

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Although Almer has worked at Islands Hospice for just a short time, he’s already made a big splash. Congratulations to this month’s Town Hospice Hero, Almer!

August West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on September 1, 2021

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Aurora works behind the scenes and is always up for a challenge. Congratulations to our August West Oahu Hospice Hero, Aurora Wessel!

July West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on July 31, 2021

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This Month we are sending a big mahalo to Gladys Singleton, of Team Akahi. Gladys’ coworkers commend her for always being willing to lend a helping hand.

July Town Hospice Hero

Posted on July 30, 2021

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Congratulations to this month’s Town Hospice Hero, Robin Iese! Her colleagues were full of praise for Robin who works on Team Blessing.

June West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on June 8, 2021

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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

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

May West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on May 4, 2021

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Emil has served our West Oahu community for four years.

May Town Hospice Hero

Posted on May 3, 2021

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

April West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on April 6, 2021

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

April Town Hospice Hero

Posted on April 5, 2021

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Congratulations to our April Town Hospice Hero, Lisa Daems!

March West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on March 9, 2021

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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

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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 West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on February 9, 2021

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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

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“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.

January West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on January 24, 2021

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“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

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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.”

December Town Hospice Hero

Posted on December 24, 2020

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A life-changing event helped set Aaron on a path to help others pass away peacefully with no regrets.

December West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on December 23, 2020

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He didn’t go into hospice care until he saw the type of compassionate care his Dad received from Islands Hospice.

November Town Hospice Hero

Posted on November 18, 2020

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Sometimes it's the little actions we take that make all the difference. As a Licensed Practical Nurse, Janice Raping could not have anticipated the reaction she received for her small act of kindness.

November West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on November 17, 2020

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Taking care of your elders is a large part of Filipino culture. Throughout his childhood, John 'Jaqi' Ibbay watched his mother care for his grandparents until they passed. While the responsibility was stressful at times, he remembers the joy that taking care of them brought to her. "It made me realize that caring is unconditional," Jaqi explained.

October West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on October 22, 2020

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Through her personal experience, she understands the impact that compassionate care can have on a patient’s life and their families. Hence, she strives to give patients the best quality of life and peaceful departure while offering families the support they deserve.

October Town Hospice Hero

Posted on October 16, 2020

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A self-proclaimed “happy person”, Francis always attempts to start and end his day with a smile on his face. He has now been with Islands Hospice for over five years, assisting patients with their daily living needs.

September West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on September 4, 2020

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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

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

August Town Hospice Hero

Posted on August 18, 2020

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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.

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