Makana Pono: Employee Giving Program
Posted on June 8, 2022
Kary DeMello has worked with Islands Hospice for nine years, providing compassionate personal care to patients and support to their families. Often out on the westside, Kary lends a listening ear and offers helpful tips and techniques when needed to make personal care go as smoothly as possible. “Keeping our patients comfortable and happy is truly important.”
Posted on May 19, 2022
This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Melenia Resurreccion, a Hospice Aide in Team Blessing.
Posted on April 6, 2022
This month’s Makana Pono awardee is Grace Galapon, a certified nursing assistant at our Honolulu office. Grace is in her ninth year as an Islands Hospice team member, providing personal care and assistance for daily living activities (ADL care) to terminally ill patients
Posted on March 1, 2022
For this month’s Makana Pono award, we are pleased to recognize a long-time employee of Islands Hospice, Violeta Baldado. Violeta has been a part of our team for almost ten years and works as a hospice aide in the IPU at our Honolulu office.
Posted on September 1, 2021
Kelci Schedler has been an RN case manager for Islands Hospice West Oahu for the past four years. Always leading by example, Kelci’s compassion carries over from her work as an RN to the community and was selected to receive the August Makana Pono award. She directed her $5,000 donation to Ma Ke Alo o (MKAO), an organization she has been involved with over the past three years as the lead for its Kakaako Kupuna initiative.
Posted on July 29, 2021
Stacie McCabe was nominated by her Islands Hospice colleagues as the July Makana Pono awardee. She directed her $5,000 award to the R.A.M. program at Windward Baptist Church. The R.A.M. program was created in 2005 to help those struggling with addictions, especially crystal methamphetamine, through the power of faith. Islands Hospice is pleased to support the R.A.M program and recognize the work of Windward Baptist Church is doing to care for members of our community who are working towards healing.
Posted on June 28, 2021
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.
Posted on March 25, 2021
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.
Posted on January 7, 2021
As a veteran himself, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paul understands just how valuable nonprofits can be to help cut heroes and families cut through the red tape to obtain the benefits and resources owed. He selected DAV to receive his $5,000 Makana Pono contribution.
Posted on December 28, 2020
For a child with a critical illness, making a wish come true can do so much more than lift spirits. Make-A-Wish Hawaii has granted thousands of wishes to Hawaii’s keiki over the years and our Makana Pono awardee has chosen to help direct her $5,000 donation to Make-A-Wish to bring more wishes to life.
Posted on November 24, 2020
Lanakila Multipurpose Senior Center (LMPSC) is a much-needed hub for seniors. It is a place for exercise, socialization and education. Located in Kalihi, it is the largest senior center in the state, serving nearly 1,500 seniors. With COVID-19 presenting new challenges, especially for our kupuna, Islands Hospice Social Worker, Iris Hashimoto, selected the senior center to direct her $5,000 Makana Pono donation.
Posted on October 22, 2020
It’s because of these agencies and their critically needed services, Islands Hospice Social Worker, Jesseca Guerreiro, is directing her Makana Pono donation to Ala Kuola, an organization that once helped her and her son escape an unsafe relationship.
Posted on July 16, 2020
Nursing school can be expensive, but Islands Hospice nurse practitioner Harold Palma hopes to help ease the burden for students of Filipino ancestry. In doing so, he wants to inspire the next generation of students to pursue a path in nursing.