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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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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.

August West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on August 7, 2020

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She discovered her love of healthcare after family members encouraged her to volunteer in a hospital.

July Town Hospice Hero

Posted on July 16, 2020

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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

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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.

June West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on June 11, 2020

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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.

June Town Hospice Hero

Posted on June 5, 2020

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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

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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 Town Hospice Hero

Posted on May 13, 2020

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

April West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on April 15, 2020

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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

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

November Town Hospice Hero: Lurline Liu

Posted on March 17, 2020

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Lurline Liu went into health care because she realized she wanted to help people.

March West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on March 2, 2020

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Growing up in Hawaii, Dale Kim always dreamed of traveling and seeing new places.

Lavie Raymond

Posted on March 1, 2020

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February West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on February 2, 2020

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Like many people, Noralyn Pascua ended up in a completely different career path than the one she started in.

Janelle Pouesi, LPN

Posted on February 1, 2020

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Born and raised in American Samoa, Janelle Pouesi, LPN, was inspired to pursue a career in health care based on her culture and upbringing.

Holly Arroyo

Posted on February 1, 2020

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“Death and dying can be a difficult, emotional and challenging experience, so the fact that I can help patients and families by guiding them through the process to help ensure their quality of life, well-being and peace is deeply rewarding. I feel honored to do this work.”

January West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on January 2, 2020

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Like many of her colleagues, Marla Lukowski, LPN, was drawn to hospice care from a personal experience.

December West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on December 2, 2019

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Sometimes, making a connection is all about speaking the right language.

Grace Galapon

Posted on December 1, 2019

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Like many of her colleagues at Islands Hospice, Grace Galapon, CNA, found her calling in hospice care through a personal experience.

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