Making A Difference, One Patient At A Time
Alegendary jazz vocalist; a brave student at Central Union Preschool; a dedicated founder of Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels; a longtime news anchor and beloved reporter. These are the heroes who have inspired the local community and will gala, an annual tradition for Hospice Hawai‘i that falls in line with National Hospice & Palliative Care Month.
Established in 1979 with the goal of supporting pat i ents with l i f e- l i miting i l l nesses and t heir families, Hospice Hawai‘i was founded when a group of 11 visionaries in end-of-life care joined forces to provide palliative care and support to enhance patient comfort and promote the highest quality of life. For Hospice Hawai‘i, hospice care is all about living your end-of-life journey with dignity and comfort, and above all, it’s about choosing how you want to live for as long as possible.
Hawai‘i is a leading provider of quality end-of-life care for Hawai‘i’s community. Our organization is comprised of a team of trained and committed caregivers dedicated to helping patients and their families face this transition with hope and without fear, surrounded by unconditional love. In order to fulfill this commitment, we offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program of care designed to support patient choices, preserve their dignity and allow them to live as fully as possible in whatever place they call home.
Hospice Hawai‘i wouldn’t be able to provide the services that it does without the generous support of the local community. One avenue of support is through events like ors our Hall of Heroes and very special members of the community who have supported our mission to bring hope, reduce fears and impact lives. This year’s theme is Oceans of Wonder, and will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Wai‘alae Country Club. The special evening will honor the lives and legacies of Jimmy Borges, Grayson Gouveia, Irmgard Hormann, and Kirk Matthews. Community awards will also be presented to Percy Ihara, Dr. Serena Lo and Stat Medical Inc.
To learn more about Hospice Hawai‘i’s programs and services, make a donation or register as a volunteer, visit hospicehawaii. org or call 924-9255. Hawai‘i charitable organizations may send requests for space in either Proof Positive or the free advertisement below to email@example.com
(From left) Ken Zeri, president and chief professional officer of Hospice Hawai‘i; Jim Alberts of Hawaiian Electric Company and current board chair; and Lance Tanaka of Par Hawai‘i and immediate past board chair at last year’s Na Hoa Malama fundraiser.