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Nan Inc. Gives $1 Million to St. Francis Healthcare System

The compassionate care his mother received as a St. Francis patient compelled this grateful son to make a magnanimous gift of $1 million. “St. Francis has a special place in my heart,” says Nan (Patrick) Chul Shin, who made the donation to St. Francis Healthcare Foundation under...
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Poke Stop Serves Up Fresh and Local Meals Every Day at St. Francis Intergenerational Center

It’s not every day that 3- to 5-year-olds have foods such as mac nut crusted baked snapper or grilled chicken with salsa for lunch from a menu prepared by a popular and well-known local chef. Unless the preschool children are enrolled at the St. Francis Intergenerational Center...
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When is it the Right Time to Use a Skilled Nursing Facility?

As Hawaii’s older adult population increases, baby boomers will demand more services to meet their needs. Caregivers will also be looking for more support. St. Francis Healthcare System has been an advocate of “aging in place” by providing a range of home- and community based...
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Clarence T. C. Ching Skilled Nursing Facility Moving Forward

It’s happening! Each day that goes by, St. Francis Healthcare System is getting closer to welcoming its first patients to the new Clarence T. C. Ching Skilled Nursing Facility in the Sullivan Building on the Liliha campus.  There are many different aspects to the renovation, from...
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December 6 and 13: Light Up A Memory Tree Lighting and Blessing Ceremonies

St. Francis Hospice ushers in the Christmas season by remembering loved ones during the annual Light Up A Memory tree lighting ceremony and fundraiser, held the first two Fridays of December.  It will be an opportunity to celebrate with friends and family who know how important...
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Franciscan Adult Day Center Translates Core Values into Practical Assistance for Families

Charity. Simplicity. Peacemaking. Joy. The Franciscan Adult Day Center (FADC) in Manoa team, under the direction of David Kowalski, Senior Vice President – Care Services, and Sister Norberta Hunnewinkel, OSF, Program Manager, right, made the core values of St. Francis...
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Easing the Transition from Hospital to Home

Hospitalizations can be stressful, both for the patient and for his or her family.  And while we are usually happy when our loved one comes home, the return home can also be a stressful time.  Often, patients are not fully recovered when they are discharged from inpatient care...
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Making the Bathroom Safer

The ability to care for oneself includes being able to safely bathe or shower and use the toilet.  Often, frail seniors and those who are dealing with serious health diagnoses become frightened of falling while in the tub or shower, and may find it difficult to move themselves...
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St. Francis Healthcare System Salutes Our HAH Awardees

St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii is proud to announce that four of our employees have won prestigious awards from the Healthcare Association of Hawaii. Lea-Anne Davis, Scheduling Representative in the Call Center, received the Distinguished Service Award in Home Care and...
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The Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, not knowing what the future holds may be frightening.  This article from ElderCare Link explains what to expect from an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in seven simple, easy-to-understand stages. Dealing with...
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