Filipino Nurses Organization of Hawaii 44th Annual

The Bristol Hospice Hawaii Team attended and supported the 44th Annual Filipino Nurses’ Organization of Hawaii at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

A night filled with great company and great people who provide great care to our local community.

A night to honor and celebrate all the new graduates of Nursing.  And Award those who exemplify what it means to be a Nurse.

Also, it was a night to welcome and induct all the new Board of Directors (Congratulations to ALL)

Mahalo for a great evening.

Annual Healthcare Association of Hawaii’s Advocacy Day

Bristol Hospice Hawaii participated in the Annual Healthcare Association of Hawaii’s Advocacy Day (August 22, 2017) held at the Prince Hotel in Waikiki.
 
The HAH Advocacy day was a day for the leaders in the Healthcare community to discuss and collaborate how our healthcare partners can come together to help bring better healthcare to all lives in the State of Hawaii.
 
Honored guests included Senator Rosalyn Baker and Representative John Mizuno.
Mahalo to all the participants and leaders.

The Hope Lodge

The Bristol Hospice Liaison Team had such a great evening at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 12th.
It took our whole team coming together to make this dinner happen. We cooked and served up a Taco Bar for the guests and staff at the Hope Lodge. Dinner was enjoyed by about 40 people. The tacos bar was a big hit and everyone loved the flan. Our team has been invited back for another fun night of dinner, community, and support!
Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society has a place where cancer patients and their caregivers can find help and hope when home is far away – an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
Each Hope Lodge offers cancer patients 18 and older and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city. Currently, there are more than 30 Hope Lodge locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Accommodations and eligibility requirements may vary by location.

Palolo Chinese Home Open House

Bristol Hospice Hawaii was in attendance to support our community partner for the dedication and open house that was held for the Palolo Nursing and Rehab Center Friday morning.
Our very own Chaplain, Larry Takao had the honors to bless and pray for the new center,  consisting of 69 nursing beds and an eight-bed hospice unit.

“As that population gets older, there’s going to be greater needs for support services. Whether it’s services in their homes, or residential care services like they’ll find here at Palolo Chinese Home.” Said Darryl Ing, CEO of Palolo Chinese Home.

Game night at Camp Anuenue

Aloha,

We had another successful night at Camp Anuenue! (Camp for Kids with Cancer)

Volunteers at Camp Anuenue

Jomel Duldulao (Director of Community Relations) from Bristol Hospice Hawaii had so much fun at game night hosted by the leaders of Men’s Leadership of Hawaii. MLH has led the game night for the past 15 years.

The evening started with prepping food, serving the kids great food and a game night filled with larger than life games – like jenga, connect four, toss the ring and many more.


Thanks to Evan Knight for leading our team this year and making the most of the games.

Bristol Hospice Jomel Duldulao (Director of Communication Relations) was able to volunteer his time again this year and donate some of the many prizes with the continued support of Bristol Hospice Hawaii.

Jomel Duldulao – Director of Community Relations[/caption]

The kids had fun being kids.

Also a big thank you to the wonderful cheerful staff at Camp Anuenue and allowing us to support such an awesome event.

Win – Win ❤️

Palolo Chinese Home Invitational Golf Tournament Fundraiser

A fun day supporting one of our community partners Palolo Chinese Home.


 
MAHALO to Palolo Chinese Home for hosting yet another successful PCH Invitational Golf Tournament. 


It is always an honor and a privilege to help our partner and friend.   

Bristol Hospice Hawaii appreciates you!

Alzheimers Forum 2017 in Washington D.C.

Aloha!

On March 27th – 29th the Alzheimers Advocacy Forum 2017 was held in Washington D.C.  Our very own Jomel Duldulao, Director of Communications for Bristol Hospice Hawaii, attended and participated in the Forum.
Coming together to make a difference and take action were 1,300 advocates from around the Nation.

Thank you to the leadership of Christine Payne (Executive Director) of the Aloha Chapter Alzheimers Association.  Also thank you to Lee Castonguay and Calvin Hara from Manoa Cottage who also attended and advocated from Hawaii.

The Hawaii team was able to achieve their goal and meet with all the State Senators, Health Policy Representatives and Congress Women.

Jomel Duldulao also had the honor and privilege to represent the great state of Hawaii at The Forum Roll Call of the States at the Alzheimers Forum 2017 in front of 1300 advocates.
Jomel shared a brief history of Hawaii and some of the successes the Aloha Chapter has made at the State Legislature.

Mahalo

A New Years Message from Donna Chung, M.D (Executive Director)

Aloha Kakou,                                                                                                                                                  January 2017

As we bring in the New Year, it is with gratitude and pride that I lead this wonderful group of caring, compassionate folks that we call Bristol Hospice-Hawaii. My roots in Waialua plantation four generations ago, Ivy League education and training, 25 years as an oncologist, and lifetime spiritual journey have brought me to this special place of care.

Our Bristol-Hawaii ohana cares for your loved ones and ohana throughout Oahu. We humbly serve ALL of our communities, from town to Waianae and Ewa Beach, to Aiea, from Windward communities to Waialua, we are there.

What do we do? We bring extraordinary care to the seriously ill and your families, where you live. The world of medical care and of hospice has changed for the better. Hospitals are becoming a place for acute care, that means short time in the

hospital, then go home or nursing facility to recover.

That’s where we come in, with an entire team of nurse, social worker, nurse’s aide, chaplain supervised by medical director bringing care to you. And we care for you and for your family because we are holistic. We care for your physical body, but we include your emotional, spiritual and family needs.

The world of hospice and supportive care is changing. It is care that gives you the best day you can live each day. We care for seriously ill patients, our medical staff can determine whether you qualify for supportive care or for hospice care. Both types of care include your emotional and spiritual care and family. It also includes your medical equipment and medications. You do not give up ANY of your own doctors.

For those that qualify, it is completely covered by Quest, Medicare, or your insurance company.

Our staff is local and speak 14 languages, not counting English and pidgin. Call us at 536-8012- – it is our job to see if you qualify for this specialized home or facility care.

I will write letters from time to time to let you know of our work.

Aloha to you and your ohana this new year,

Donna Chung, M.D.

 

Dr. Chung

Donna Chung, M.D

Honoring our Veterans and Celebration of Life

UH ROTC flag bearers

Bristol Hospice Hawaii held their annual Celebration of Life along with Honoring our Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016, at the Oahu Veterans Center.

Our very own Bereavement Coordinator, Ahi Johnson, along with many Bristol Hospice staff members and volunteers made this a memorable day for the many families and friends who attended.

Ahi Johnson & Katinka Hammerich

Ahi Johnson & Katinka Hammerich

 

The event started with UH ROTC flag bearers marching to our National Anthem, followed by the Hawaiian National Anthem. Chaplain Bill Crockett said the opening prayers to begin the opening ceremony.

 

UH ROTC flag bearers

UH ROTC flag bearers

 

UH ROTC

UH ROTC

 

 

Afterward, Eddie Belluomini, a Veteran and a Clinical Supervisor for Bristol Hospice Hawaii, delivered a historical look back at what Veterans Day means and why Veterans Day will never be forgotten.

Eddie Belluomini (Veteran & Clinical Supervisor)

Eddie Belluomini (Veteran & Clinical Supervisor)

Shortly after, Iris Hashimoto and her daughter Kate performed a gracious lovely short hula “One More Day” by Waipuna.

The ceremony ended with the staff and volunteers welcoming friends and families to make any last words of remembrance for their loved ones, and to write the names of their loved on cards.  As their loved one’s name was called out, a family member would place their card on the remembrance tree.

Special thanks to our Bereavement Coordinator, Ahi Johnson, and the many volunteers and presenters that made this event another memorable and loving day.

 

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