July 31, 2023

Home hospice care service launched

Kaiser Permanente’s home-based program allows members with a serious illness to receive care in the comfort of their own home.

From left: Shaun Marsh, director, Home Health at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii; Angel Vargas, vice president, Care at Home for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Southern California and Hawaii; Greg Christian, Hawaii market president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals; Johnnie Yates, MD, medical director, Hospice Services at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii; and Kahu Kordell Kekoa.

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HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii has announced the launch of its new home-based hospice service for members on Oahu. Under its Care at Home portfolio, Kaiser Permanente will provide hospice services to individuals with serious illness, enhancing their quality of life and providing them and their families comforting and compassionate care. 

“The Kaiser Permanente Care at Home hospice program will provide a much-needed option for our members who not only want high-quality care for their serious illness at home, but who also expect to receive this care from their trusted medical home of Kaiser Permanente,” said Johnnie Yates, MD, medical director, Hospice Services at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii.

Recognizing the growing need for hospice services in health care, Kaiser Permanente created this program in Hawaii to complete its integrated care delivery model with full options for patients across their entire care journey. The care team will be based out of an office named Malama Ohana located at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center, while visiting patients’ homes to provide care.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.7 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.