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May West Oahu Hospice Hero

Posted on May 14, 2020

Hospice Hero

Hospice Hero West Oahu
Lee Kaneshiro
Registered Nurse (Weekends)
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.

Before joining the Islands Hospice ohana, Lee worked at the Queen’s Medical Center as a medical-surgical and progressive care nurse for about 13 years. “Although I have a lot of good memories about my time working there, I felt it was time for a change.” Since he had some experience working at a care home, he decided to try hospice care.

Since 2016, Lee has worked at Islands Hospice alongside a stellar team of nurses and nurse aides. He recalls a fond memory when a staff member at a nursing facility took notice of the strength and dedication of his team and told him that she thought Islands Hospice “always had the best” aides and excellent service.

Lee feels fortunate that working at Islands Hospice has led him to a supportive and motivated group of coworkers. “Everybody is so nice and committed to giving our patients the best possible care,” Lee explained. “Facilities’ staff and families will often thank me for the service Islands Hospice provided to their loved ones. It makes me really proud to work with such a great team.”

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.

During his downtime, Lee enjoys fishing and tries to keep up with the yard or chores around the house. Mahalo Lee, for your outstanding work and commitment to our team!