Hospice of Hilo Inviting Public to Open House

Hospice of Hilo is inviting the public to tour its Pōhai Mālama a Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Care Center on Wednesday January 22, located at 590 Kapi‘olani Street in Hilo.  The first open house will be at 9:00 am and the second tour will be at 5:00 pm.

Hospice of Hilo

Hospice of Hilo

The 14, 140 sq ft  inpatient care center was completed and opened in 2012 and recently received its Medicare Certification.  “The Pōhai Mālama a Harry & Jeanette Care Center was built to serve the community and it’s important for us to open it up to the community so they know it is there for them,” said Hospice of Hilo Development, PR, and Education Coordinator, An Umamoto.

The care center features 12 private suites each with its own lanai that looks out onto the garden.  It also houses one of the finest art collections on Hawai‘i Island.  “A lot of planning and details went into the care center to ensure that it would be a place where individuals and families could really feel at home, and find comfort in their time of need,” said Hospice of Hilo CEO Brenda S. Ho.  The care center is also home to the newly launched Hawai‘i Palliative Care Center, the only one of its kind on Hawai‘i Island.

Since 1983, Hospice of Hilo has been serving East Hawai‘i from Laupāhoehoe to South Point, Kā‘u, through it’s home care program, bereavement program and most recently the inpatient care center and the Hawai‘i Palliative Care Center.   After the initial open house on January 22, Hospice of Hilo will carry on with tours on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:00 am and 5:00pm.  “We are open to scheduling individual and group tours at other times.  Groups can also organize brown bag lunch meetings at the center to learn more about Hospice of Hilo and our services as well,” said Umamoto.

For more information call 969-1733.

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