To improve the lives of those we touch by offering support, guidance and compassionate care of body, mind, and spirit.
We stand for exceptional care that gives focused support and aligns with patient choices. Our service lines and community resources are held under one umbrella organization name: Hawai‘i Care Choices. Our main service lines are pictured here, along with their programs.
Where We Come From
Dame Cicely Saunders, a British physician founded St. Christopher’s Hospice with emphasis on pain management.
First hospice in the U.S. –established in New Haven, Connecticut.
Hawai‘i - O‘ahu
First Hospice in the state started by St. Francis Hospice. Followed by Hospice Hawai‘i. Both programs were non-profit
organizations and served Oʻahu only.
First Hawai’i Island hospice program. Hospice of Hilo, under its original name, Hawaii Patient Enrichment Center, served its first patient.
1983 – 2018
35 years of serving the community.
Our New Name
Meeting community needs means being willing to change and grow, and for us, that meant adding services that go beyond hospice care, necessitating a name change.
Our roots continue to be strong and our core solid as we grow into the full scope of our
mission, adding more branches to our
organizational tree and signaling our
emergence as a leading healthcare provider in East Hawai'i under the rebranded name:
Hawai‘i Care Choices.