Hospice Maui Hale

OPENING BLESSING Ceremony for Hospice Maui Hale on December 1, 2016


Kumu Kapono Kamaunu and Kimokeo Kapahulehua blessed Hospice Maui Hale during the facility’s grand opening. Our five-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot facility will provide comfort and care for patients living out their final days.


“This facility stands as a beaconimg_2292  at the top of this hill,” Maui County Managing Director Keith Regan said. “It is a place where people can come to receive respite, to receive care, to receive compassion. The volunteers and people that make up this facility – this is what they live and breathe every single day.”


“We’re really grateful for the support from the Maui community to bringing this to fruition,” Hospice Maui Executive Director Dr. Greg LaGoy said. The $1.5 million Hospice Maui Hale features a kitchen, a living and dining room, and laundry and storage rooms. The building boasts seven bathrooms, including three private bathrooms that open into a small enclosed outdoor area with flowers and greenery that add a “sense of beauty,” LaGoy said.

“Sometimes going home isn’t possible,” he said. “Reasons include symptoms that are too difficult to be controlled in a home setting without doctors or nurses nearby; the caregiving family members in the home are not up to the task or there aren’t family members in the home and they live alone; or they don’t have an adequate home setting, like those who live in their car.”

“It’s only for the very sickest. Oftentimes, this would be where people will spend time who might otherwise die at the hospital.”

A major difference between hospital care and hospice care is the spiritual component, LaGoy said. In a hospital, spiritual support is handled only by trained staff or chaplains. All staff at the hospice are equipped and trained to provide support for patients.

“Every nurse, every social worker and every doctor are well trained to be comfortable having conversations with people, families and patients who are very ill. In most health care settings, those conversations are only reserved for certain people and other people don’t want to have those conversations.”

GROUNDBREAKING Ceremony for Hospice Maui Hale on May 21, 2015
MauiHospice-Photo-Aubrey-Hord_022Hospice Maui held a ceremony and broke ground on its 5-bed Hospice Hale, which will sit atop the hill at the end of Mahalani Street above the hospital.  The ceremony, which was conducted by Kimokeo Kapahuleua, consisted of five individuals who represented the major stakeholders in the project:  Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa who was selected to represent public grantors, including the County of Maui, who holds the lease on the land where the project will be sited and who granted funds, and the State of Hawaii, who also granted funds for the project; Philanthropists and project benefactors Dorvin and Betty Leis who were selected to represent the many private contributors; Major grant funder Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation’s Executive Director Tertia Freas who was selected to represent foundation and corporate funders; Board vice president Brian Yano who was selected to represent the committed volunteer Board of Directors of Hospice Maui; and Executive Director Dr. Greg LaGoy, who represented the staff and volunteers whose care is at the center of Hospice Maui’s mission.

MauiHospice-Photo-Aubrey-Hord_088After the formal ceremony, attendees were addressed by each of these individuals, as well as by Senator Mazie Hirono via letter that was read aloud, by volunteer and former staff member Dr. Nalani Archibeque, and by Medical Director Dr. Nancy Long.  Notable among over one hundred attendees were the founding Executive Director of Hospice Maui, Charlotte Kuwanoe, founding board member and early staff member, Susan G. Brown, and founding board member Jim Worley.  Numerous past and present staff were also in attendance.

The 5-bed hospice residence, which will be available to all residents of Maui County, will be a place where patients in their last days or weeks of life will receive our specialized care to meet their medical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

 “After years of preparation and fundraising, we are breaking ground to build our Hospice Hale here on the top of our hill, with some of the most beautiful views on this island.  We are deeply appreciative of the support we have received throughout this process, and look forward to the expanded service that this will allow us to provide.”  Dr. Greg LaGoy, CEO of Hospice Maui since 1990

 “As a member of Hospice Maui’s board of directors since 2003, I am proud to have worked with many others to have helped bring this very needed project to fruition. It has been a long process, but it provides a service that will positively affect the lives of many. “  Dr. Donna McClearly, past president and current board member.



We are grateful to the many contributors, who have made this building project possible, including:


Anonymous Family Foundation (2)

Anonymous Individual

Bendon Family Foundation

Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation

County of Maui

Erdman Family Fund

Gartner Family

Harold K.L. Castle Foundation

Leis Family

Mary Sanford

State of Hawaii

Mahalo for every single donation! Every gift counts!

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ABBA Machinery, Inc.

Margaret Adams

Jarret Agcaoili

Akinaka Construction

Amaral Masonry LLC

Jeffrey Amaral

Milton Amaral

Lloyd Amundson

John Araki

John & Annie Araki

Nalani Archibeque, Ph.D.

Ethel Asato

Fred & Leonarda Asuncion, Sr.

Melita A. Asuncion

Franklin Atwell

Bob & Ann Babson

Luciana Baccarat

Ted Bachas

Bobby Baker, MD

Eugene Bal & Family

Paul Baldassano

Ballard Family Mortuary

Rosalina Baluran

Randall & Linda Barcheski

Jay Beaufait

Monika Bechert

John & Carol Becker

Elizabeth Behnke

Ellen Belconis

Bendon Family Foundation

Howard Benham

Tabitha Benner

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Capital Group Co. Charitable Giving in honor of Harry Dobashi

Robert Cartwright

Catering From Soup To Nuts, Inc.

Marife Cendana

Ceramic Tile Plus

Dee Chapon

Alvin Chee

Walter Chihara

Eve-lynn Civerolo

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Clinical Laboratories Of Hawaii, LLP

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County of Maui

Nicolas Crespo & Brigitte Crespo-Wolf

Scott Crockford

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Brian & Eva Daniells

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Martin Diamond

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Gammie Home Care, Inc.

Cindy Garcia

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Goodfellow Bros., Inc.

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Haleakala Solar

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Thomas Hazama

Mary Herrera

Mary Hew

Frances Hirano

Rick Hoeft & Deborah Williams

Nancy Hoffner

Kathleen Hogarty

Cary & Sharon Honda

Howard’s Nurseries, Inc.

Barry & May Hyman

Blanche M. Iaukea

Terri Ibarra

Edwin Ichiriu

Michael Ito

Paul Janes-Brown

Japan Karate Assn.

Mitch Jenkins

Tom Jezierny

Yvonne Jo

Howard Johnston

Judy Johnston

Mary Johnston*

Allen Jones

Karen Jones

Victoria Joyce

Patricia Kaauamo

Kahului Carpet & Drapery, Inc

Janet Kamasaki

Edwin Kanemoto

Kimokeo Kapahulehua

Henry Kauhaahaa

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Stephen Kealoha

Bill & Paula Keele

Kim Harter Design

Kind Heart Free Spirit Foundation

William & JoAnne King

Richard & Janis Kinoshita

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Gregory Knue

Pat Koebbe

James & Kivette Koeppe

Alice Kono

Carole Kooy

Mary Korn

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Kristen Kwan

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Latitudes Garden

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David Lee

John Legerton & Katharine Meacham

Betty Leis

Carol Lem

Puanani Lindsey

JB Lockhart

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Marianne Macmillan

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Pam & Steve Mallin

Rowena Marciel-Enomoto

Ben Massenburg

Matson Foundation

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Lyle & Cindy Matsunaga

Alan & Val Matsunaga

Maui Electric Company, Ltd.

Maui Food Service, Inc.

Maui Orchid Society

Maui United Hongwanji Buddhist Women’s Assoc.

Alec & Maren McBarnet, Jr.

Layla McCann

Donna McCleary, MD

Len & Mary Ann McMullen

Virginia McNew

Bill & Debbie Melton

Paul & Rosalyn Meyer

Nancy Meyer

Gail Miyahira

Richard Miyasato

Stanley Mole

Monsanto Fund

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Morikawa & Associates, LLC.

Frank Morreira

Sheri Morrison

CJ & Ellyn Mortimer

Barbara Mosle

Ruth Mukai

Mulligans On The Blue

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David Nelson

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Mark Nevulis

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James Nishimoto

Toni Ogasawara

Kenneth Okamura

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Principal Financial Group

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Ann Prouty

Pukalani Plant Co., Inc.

Alexander Pupek

Barbara J. Querry, LLC

Sean Rabang

Charlie Rafael

Sarah Raisbeck

Nick Ramos

Barry Rand

R.E.A.P. Foundation

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Marlene Rice

Hans Riecke

James & Jeanne Riley

Robert D & Dorothy S O’Brien Memorial Fund

Donna Rolens

Chris Rollins

Roger &
Anne Rowehl

Sandra Saiki

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Gary & Edy Salenger

Saltchuk Resources, Inc.

Florence Sandell

Mary Sanford*

Michelle Santos

Carolyn Schaefer

Amita Schmidt

Schuster Family Trust

Nicholas Sciulli

Toshio Seki

Joey Sena

Service Rentals & Supplies, Inc.

Sew Special

Elaine Shapiro

Elizabeth Sheades

Nancy W. Shearman

Momoye Shimada

Van Shimizu

Lynette Shiroma

S.J. Ungar/ J. Shapiro Family Foundation

William Sloper

Kathleen Soule

Bill Carden & Bernice Sousa-Carden

Jean Souza*

Joyce Spencer

SReeve Designs, Inc.

Starbucks Kaahumanu

State of Hawaii Department of Health

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Patrick Sugai

Kazuo & Toshiko Sugiki

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Michael &
Lisa Kono-Tateishi

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David & Karen Temple

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TMC Construction

Trident Electric

Trudi Tobin

James & Shirley Tobita

Joe Tucker

Sakae & Fumiko Uehara

Valley Isle Kombucha

Valley Isle Road Runners

Valley Isle Surveyors, Inc.

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Susan Ventura

Patrick Verhagen

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Walt & Ellen Vorfeld

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Jere Washer

Gary Wehe

Jeanne Wellinger

Joseph Welter &
Susi Oak-Welter

Mike Westfall

Paul & Ruth Wickman

Oprah Winfrey

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Lucy Wong

William & Sally Worcester

Annett H. Yoda

Larry & Joan Yokoyama

Lynne Zamarin


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