June Town Hospice Hero
Posted on June 5, 2020
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. She provides medical
care to patients, and also works to alleviate concerns and empower families through
education. Helping families become more knowledgeable about their loved one’s
condition and gain confidence in their decision making, is a rewarding feeling.
“I feel that I have helped them by giving
them the tools they need to make their loved one comfortable and improve their
quality of life,” she explained.
Stacie worked as a CNA and waitress while studying nursing at HPU and became the first in her family to receive a bachelor’s degree. Right out of college, she worked at a long-term care facility in Kaneohe for two years. There, she met hospice nurses coming in and out of the facility and became curious about hospice care. She realized that the mission of hospice, and the hours and flexibility, were perfect for her lifestyle, so she joined the Islands Hospice ohana about two years ago. Her schedule allows her to do more of what she loves, including reading, watching movies and spending time with her daughters, Taylor and Alexis.
Stacie is a part of “Team Blessings” and credits all of her teammates for a wonderful work environment. “I have never worked with a team of people so dedicated and committed to providing exceptional care to our patients and families, as well as each other,” she said. “Every person on my team has helped me grow to be the hospice nurse that I am today.”