Pōhai Mālama a Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Care Center an Inpatient Hospice Home for Hawai‘i Island - 
The new 14,140 square foot medicare-certified home provides the comfort of short-term care for patients whose pain, symptoms and special needs require a more acute level of hospice care than is possible at home.  This facility will also provide for individuals who are not able to receive hospice care at their residence.   

The 12 room facility has space to build out for additional rooms and is projected to serve about 300 patients a year. In addition to inpatient hospice care, the new facility will allow Hospice of Hilo to offer palliative (comfort) care.
A Welcoming Place:
The new home features:
  • Spa with full-body tub for a soothing bath
  • Dining room and kitchen
  • Family room and keiki room
  • Place for the family to spend the night
  • Meditation room
  • Exam room for palliative (comfort) care
  • Education center for the community
  • Offices and meeting rooms
  • Each suite with sleeping, sitting, lanai, private bath, closet and television

See the Building Layout and Images

A Beacon of Aloha:
Hospice of Hilo has assembled a Capital Campaign committee to raise funds for the construction and operation of the facility. So far, the committee has raised $9.9 million towards its $10 million goal! but there is still work to be done. The remaining $100,000 is critical to enable Hospice of Hilo to address the remaining construction and operation start-up costs. Hospice of Hilo asks the community to consider making a gift and take the Capital Campaign over its $10 million goal! To view how you can help, please view the donation page

Why We Need An Inpatient Hospice

"The facility was beautiful.  The staff of Hospice of Hilo really did think of everything to help and be a comfort to my father and our family.  They were incredibly attentive, caring and sensitive and we will forever be grateful.  My brother and I could not have asked for a more peaceful place for my father to spend his last days."
-Rai Shikuma Loui  
Daughter of Care Center Client 
"I cannot say enough about the staff at the care center.  They were so king and compassioante.  They heard it was our 62nd anniversary while Steamy was there so they purchased us a cake to celebrate the big day.  From the beautiful surroundings to the gorgeous landscaping, my husband didn't have to say it, but he was very comfortable in those last days thanks to the care and environment at the care center."  
-Lily Lui Aki Chow  
Wife of Care Center Client  
"When my wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer, I thought I could take care of her at home. But being 83 years old, it became so hard. I couldn't lift her and, as she became weaker, I was afraid I wasn't doing enough to make her comfortable. I was so relieved when we found out about Hospice of Hilo. The nurses and volunteers helped to make sure that she wasn't in pain. They helped me learn how to take care of her. As she got worse, we knew she needed round the clock help that I couldn't give her and so she was admitted to the hospital. We were separated for the first time in 50 years. When our young grandchildren came from Honolulu, it was hard to have them at the hospital all day. This is why we need an inpatient Hospice facility, so that instead of saying goodbye to our loved one in a hospital setting we can share each moment with them surrounded by support and all the comforts of home."

-- Hospice Patient Family Member 



  • Hospice of Hilo Admits First Patient (Hilo, HI — October 26 ,2012) On August 20, 2012 Hospice of Hilo’s Pōhai Mālama a Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Care Center admitted its first patient.  The new 14,140 sq ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2012, 4:49 PM by Ryan Ishibashi
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    Posted Oct 4, 2012, 4:48 PM by Ryan Ishibashi
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    Posted Jul 25, 2011, 8:44 PM by Ryan Ishibashi
  • Hospice of Hilo Have a Heart Zumba at Sangha Hall A “Have A Heart Zumba Fundraiser” at Sangha Hall, is being hosted by East Hawaii’s faith community, on Saturday, February 12, 2011, 8 am to 1 pm to benefit ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2011, 6:15 PM by Celeste Keanaaina
  • Hospice of Hilo in Need of Community Support Hospice of Hilo is asking for community support to fund the first neighbor island in-patient Hospice facility. The in-hospice home is an important link in strengthening the overall ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2011, 6:08 PM by Celeste Keanaaina
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