St. Francis Healthcare System was the first to introduce hospice care to the Islands in 1978. Hospice is not a place but a philosophy of medical care that gives those with life-limiting conditions the best quality of life – body, mind and spirit. Hospice care focuses on meeting the needs of an individual instead of treating a disease.
Medical studies show that those who receive quality hospice care may live longer than those who do not receive hospice care. Our hospice team is ready to help you and your family wherever you feel most comfortable — in your own home, in a nursing home or in our home-like inpatient facility in Nuuanu.
As a leader in hospice care in Hawaii, St. Francis Hospice keeps pace with the newest developments in palliative and hospice care. That’s why we’re proud to be partnering with health plans such as UHA and HMSA to offer their members with certain health conditions an extra dimension of care. This allows you to receive such curative treatment as chemotherapy, radiation, or transfusions, while also receiving supportive care.
St. Francis Hospice provides a specially trained, interdisciplinary healthcare team that may include a medical director, nurse, social worker, chaplain, hospice aide, volunteer, and bereavement counselor. The St. Francis Hospice care team focuses on each individual patient’s needs to ensure comfort and the best quality of life for our patients and their families.
For more information, consult your physician, or contact St. Francis Hospice at (808) 595-7566.