- Cristina Ancheta (Home Hospice)
- Manding Ariola (Home Hospice)
- Janice Belardo (Hospice Nuuanu)
- Dragana Brajovic (Home Hospice)
- Kathryn Chung (Home Hospice)
- Jovenell Malla (Hospice Nuuanu)
- Dina Martinez (Home Hospice)
- Mincha Saito (Home Hospice)
- Shari Sakami (Finance)
- Mafutaga Faatea (Health Services for Senior Citizens)
- Audphylia Kamakawiwo’ole (Health Services for Senior Citizens)
- Kanani Oberholzer (Home Hospice)
- Judith Bonilla (Hospice Nuuanu)
- Jeff Cabias (Hospice Nuuanu)
- Francisca Caraang (Hospice Nuuanu)
- Telesia Fauolo (Health Services for Senior Citizens)
- Leoncio Gulfin (Hospice Nuuanu)
- Natividad Selcedo (Hospice Nuuanu)
- Todd Tamashiro (Information Services)
- Lucila Vallente (Hospice Nuuanu)
- Genara Busbuso (Manoa Convent Healthcare Center)
- Donna Fass (Hospice Nuuanu)
- F. John Guerero (Home Hospice)
- Felicia Marquez-Wong (Home Hospice)
- Gisele Kaahanui (Foundation)
- Randy Namohala (Facilities Services)
- Angelita Ronduen (Home Hospice)
- Patricia Walsh-Domingo (Home Hospice)
- Teresa Lawler (Health Services for Senior Citizens)
Dina Martinez, RN, Hospice Liaison, received a Saint Marianne Award because of compassionate presence that provides comfort for families as they face the loss of a loved one. People say she is always calm, never rushed, able to accomplish tasks in a timely manner, and most importantly, always wears a big smile.
Her bedside manner is exceptional. Dina gives patients and families time to express their feelings. She is able to share our hospice philosophy with patients in a way that allows the patients’ goals of care to be the priority. Dina is very patient and family centered, and an excellent patient advocate. As a result, patients and families feel they can trust her.
Dina is truly a consummate professional and enjoys working with patients, families, referral sources, vendors and providers. She has excellent clinical skills and her previous experience in a hospital setting has given her valuable insights into how to best help patients as they leave the hospital and return to home- and community-based services.
She has earned the respect of others on her team. Dina is a dynamic leader and inspirational teacher who freely offers assistance to her team members as they work through difficult cases. She has often been asked to deal with very complex clinical needs of a patient and has been able to coordinate these cases for a smooth transition into the community. Despite her extensive knowledge, Dina always wants to learn more so that she can better serve her patients and families.
Anita Lendio-Erice, Service Coordinator of Franciscan Vistas Ewa, also received a Saint Marianne Award. A true representative of our mission and our Franciscan values of simplicity, charity, peacemaking, and joy, Anita has helped to literally create a healthy community at Franciscan Vistas Ewa.
Since the opening of Franciscan Vistas Ewa in 2011, Anita has put her experiences as a bank employee and teacher to good use. She was personally recruited by Sister William Marie Eleniki to develop a full monthly calendar of activities for the residents that make them feel a part of close-knit community.
Mindful of their limited income, most activities are free, or available for a small fee. She has arranged potlucks, educational seminars, weekly shopping outings, Christmas caroling, bingo games, karaoke nights, tai chi, and Hawaiiana classes. And, residents have gone to the Christmas tree farm in Whitmore Village to get a Christmas tree for the community center, and every resident gets a pattern to make their own personalized Christmas ornament.
She is able to do all this and more as a department of one! It’s no wonder coworkers describe her as hardworking, reliable, pleasant, and energetic. Through her joyful spirit and kindness, Anita has made the residents at Franciscan Vistas Ewa feel like one big ohana.
Anita participates or volunteers at most of our events and even gets the residents involved. As an example, she rented a bus to take about 50 residents for the Christmas Concert at Our Lady of Kea`au for the past two years. Her enthusiasm spreads to the residents, who willingly rally behind her when asked for support. For the 2014 hospice grief conference, they crocheted 3,000 hearts. For the 2014 Light Up a Memory tree lighting ceremonies at Nuuanu and West hospice centers, they cut out and laminated 3,000 stars. For the past two Golf Healthy Challenge golf tournaments, the residents crocheted about 200 water bottle holders and hot pads.
A Saint Marianne Award was also presented to a community member. Nathan Hokama, public relations consultant to St. Francis since 2006, received a Saint Marianne Award for representing the mission and values of St. Francis Healthcare System.
“Nathan is a seasoned public relations professional who is wellrespected, hardworking, efficient, and very capable of handing any situation and crisis, and we are happy and fortunate that he shares his expertise with St. Francis,” Patty Martin said.
As a member of the Leadership Team and New Legacy Leaders, he shares “his sage, objective advice and great ideas,” Patty added. “He is very giving and always willing to lend a helping hand, often going beyond the call of a consultant. Yet, like many public relations professionals, he stays out of the limelight and makes St. Francis shine.”