Our Team

Our team works hand in hand with each resident, their family members, and their personal physician, to develop a customized program for their care. Our “always awake” 24/7 staff even do regular monitoring of our residents during the night as they sleep. Our focus is always on the overall health and well-being of each of our residents.

Our Administrative Team

Our Administrative team is made up of great people who maintain and demand the highest quality of care for our residents.

Dr. Satoru Izutsu, PhD

Emeritus Professor for Public Health, is a licensed Psychologist, and Occupational Therapist.  Dr. Izutsu leads our team as the Senior Administrator.  He is a graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute, University of Hawai’i, Columbia University, and Case-Western Reserve.  Formally, Vice Dean at the John A. Burns School of Medicine since 1989.  Other positions include: Superintendent of Waimano Training School and Hospital, and Executive Director of the Regional Medical Program for Hawai’i, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.  He retired after serving 30 years in the U.S. Army as a Colonel.  One of many interests include a tea practitioner with the Urasenke School of Tea Ceremony.

Dr. Michael Nagoshi, MD

is our Medical Director and serves as an advisor/consultant. Dr. Nagoshi is an Internist in private practice and is also currently on the faculty at the John Burns School of Medicine. He was also formally the Chief of Staff at Kuakini Hospital.

Our team members

Our team is made up of full-time members who are on-site and monitoring the situation 24/7 along with specialized professionals. Our team members include (3) Registered Nurses (RN), (3) Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Certified Nurse Aides (CNA), a Registered Dietitian, (2) Cooks, Activity/Exercise Specialists, Finance & Human Resource Administrator, and a Family Resource & Marketing Coordinator. We also help in coordinating the services of other professionals like resident’s personal physicians, physical therapists, a dentist who will do dental screenings and limited treatment at AHSL/WSL, and social workers among others.