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Greetings from Our Chief Executive Officer

April 11, 2012


Welcome to the St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii’s website.
Some may know St. Francis as the state’s largest hospice provider or the first to offer home health services, but St. Francis Healthcare System is much more than these. We touch the lives of Hawaii residents in many ways. Here are some of the ways we help those in our community:

• We provide valuable hospice care so that individuals with illnesses can be treated with dignity, surrounded by compassion and love, and enjoy a quality of life in their final months or weeks at home, in our two inpatient hospice facilities, or in nursing homes.

• We provide home health so that those who are discharged from hospitals can receive proper care and be spared the emotional and financial distress of having to go to the emergency room or be readmitted to the hospital. Family caregivers know their loved ones will be well cared for in the comfort of their own home.

• We reach out to those who have no homes, providing meals to the most vulnerable who live in the on the beach of Waianae on Oahu’s Leeward Coast.

• We transform the lives of thousands of children in schools by providing preventive health education and encouraging them to adopt healthy lifestyles.

• We provide respite and peace of mind to family caregivers who work during the day and need a safe, nurturing place they can bring their parent or spouse who cannot be left at home alone during the day. Our adult day care is filled with activities and social interaction.

• In partnership with the City & County of Honolulu’s Elderly Affairs Division, we go to people’s homes and provide baths and other personal grooming services, especially to underserved populations.

• We were the first to have an affordable senior independent living community called Franciscan Vistas Ewa to address two major issues impacting Hawaii’s seniors: affordable housing and wellness. This innovative community offers a range of special amenities, including a swimming pool, salon, learning center, and a community center for recreational and social activities.

• Now under way are plans to construct the St. Francis Intergenerational Center, the first facility of its kind that will combine adult day care center and a preschool, bringing together keiki and kupuna under one roof for mutual benefit.

The goal behind all of these services is to carry on the legacy that Saint Marianne Cope and the Sisters of St. Francis started in Hawaii nearly 129 years ago when they came to help those afflicted with Hansen’s disease. As the needs of the community change, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii will change, too. There are many more services that we plan to introduce to create healthy communities and look forward to serving you and your family.


Jerry J. Correa, Jr.
President & Chief Executive Officer

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