Hospice Maui appoints Melanie Dwyer as new CEO


Hospice Maui announced Wednesday that Melanie Dwyer has been appointed the new CEO of the organization.

Dwyer has served as the interim CEO since January after the nonprofit’s former CEO, Greg LaGoy, died suddenly on Jan. 4. Prior to that, she was Hospice Maui’s clinical director.

“From day one I recognized how special and unique Hospice Maui is as a healthcare organization,” Dwyer said. “At Hospice Maui, we always lead with the heart with every decision we make when it comes to both our patients and our team.”

Dwyer came to Hospice Maui in 2016 as a registered nurse after a 13-year nursing career in an acute care hospital setting on the Mainland, according to a news release from the nonprofit. In 2017 she took on the role of Hospice Maui Hale nurse manager and transitioned to nursing director in 2019. LaGoy appointed Dwyer as the clinical director in 2020.

“Hospice Maui was created, shaped and maintained through the dedication of our team of staff, volunteers and board of directors for the last 40 years,” Dwyer said. “I am deeply humbled and honored to carry on and build upon Hospice Maui’s strong foundation of values and culture to meet the needs of our Maui community.”


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