Anna Loengard, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Anna Loengard joined St. Francis Hospice as a medical director in 2009 and was promoted to Chief Medical Officer for St. Francis Healthcare System in 2011. She is board certified in palliative medicine, geriatrics and internal medicine and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Geriatrics at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.
Prior to moving to Hawaii in 2009, she was on the faculty at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and served as founder and president of Successful Caring, Inc., a consulting company she created to educate caregivers on how to navigate the healthcare system and provide the best medical care for aging loved ones.
At Mount Sinai, she developed curricula to teach medical students and physicians the complexities of caring for the home-bound elderly and those with serious illness. As an attending physician in Mount Sinai’s top-rated department of geriatrics, she provided home-based primary care and saw patients on the inpatient palliative care service and the ACE (Acute Care of the Elderly) Unit. In addition to many teaching awards, Dr. Loengard was elected to the national “Best Doctors” list in 2006 and has been named Best Doctor in Hawaii for both geriatrics and internal medicine since 2010.
Dr. Loengard completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School and a Fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of Arizona School of Medicine in Tucson.
Dr. Emma Grote joined St. Francis as a medical director in 2011. She is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine.
Born and raised on Oahu, Dr. Grote received a medical degree from the University of Iowa School of Medicine in 2004 and completed a Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She also received a Contemplative End of Life Care Certificate from the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
Dr. Terry Al-Mutawa joined St. Francis as a medical director in 2012. He is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine.
Prior to joining St. Francis, Dr. Al-Mutawa served as a Medical Director for Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, since 2005. Dr. Al-Mutawa also served as community liaison and educator to local medical providers, residents and medical students. He also was the Co-Founder of Desert Vista Medical Associates, an internal medicine-based inpatient/outpatient group with more than 20 physician-employees.
Dr. Al-Mutawa recevied a bachelor of science degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and completed medical school and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Elisabeth (Lisa) Wolfe PhD, CNP, AOCN
Lisa Wolfe joined St. Francis in 2011 as a Nurse Practitioner in our hospice and palliative care programs. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience, with an extensive background in clinical practice, including oncology nursing, and education. Prior to joining St. Francis, Lisa had been an Adult Nurse Practitioner at North Coast Family Health Center in Fort Bragg, California, since 2007.
Dr. Wolfe has also worked in Europe while on active military duty. She was deployed as Chief Nurse for the Deployed Warrior Medical Management Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, and Deputy Force Surgeon for the Naval Forces Europe in Naples, Italy. Dr. Wolfe also taught undergraduate and graduate level nursing courses at Medical College of Ohio’s School of Nursing in Toledo, from 1993 to 2007.
Dr. Wolfe received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Skidmore College School of Nursing in Saratoga Springs, New York; a master of science degree in nursing, with an emphasis on oncology nursing, from Case Western Reserve University School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio; and doctoral degree from the University of Toledo’s Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance, in Toledo, Ohio. She also received a post-masters adult nurse practitioner certificate from Saint Louis University School of Nursing in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Lori Protzman, RN has a wealth of experience in hospitals, home health and hospice care, with more than 20 years of extensive healthcare management experience. Lori is responsible for helping families better understand the value of hospice care for their loved ones and consulting with families to review goals of care, pain and symptom management.
Prior to joining St. Francis Hospice, Lori was the Assistant Executive Director for Bristol Hospice, where she initiated and developed collaborative meetings between hospice team members and leaders and staff of skilled nursing facilities to enhance patient care plans; coordinated quality assurance activities for performance improvement; and developed comprehensive competency-based orientation for each discipline, including nursing, social work, chaplains and volunteers.