2012 Founders & Visionaries - Wahine Edition
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Wilson Care Group
Shelley Wilson, President & CEO, Wilson Care Group
They say everything happens for a reason—even the “bad” stuff. Perhaps that’s why Shelley Wilson got into an automobile accident while she served as a medic with the Army National Guard. The accident left her with serious injuries and broken bones.
“While recovering, I realized how beneficial it would have been to have had homecare services,” says Wilson, the CEO and president of Wilson Care Group.
After the accident, Wilson moved to Hawaii and reestablished herself with the Hawaii Army National Guard.
“I was again inspired by the obvious need for quality, compassionate homecare while working in the healthcare field,” Wilson says. “As a disabled veteran, I felt that I was able to identify with the challenges patients face during recovery or uncertain times surrounding their condition or illness; so, in 1996, I started Wilson Homecare.”
Now, more than 16 years later, the company continues to thrive as Hawaii’s largest private-duty home healthcare agency, operating under the same philosophy on which it was founded:
“I started out and continue wanting to care for as many people as possible, with compassion and professionalism,” Wilson says. “Taking care of someone in need is a true privilege and our No. 1 priority. Nothing is more important to me or my team.”
That team is at the core of what Wilson credits with the company’s success. “I’ve worked hard to build an outstanding team of smart, caring professionals who have hearts of gold,” she says. “They work tirelessly and selflessly every day to carry out the mission of our company. They believe in it as deeply as I do.”
The dedication to the mission has allowed the company to grow, especially as it now falls under the Wilson Care Group umbrella, which comprises both Wilson Homecare and sister company Wilson Senior Living.
“We are striving to provide more care alternatives, which are so desperately needed,” Wilson says.
Keeping the company’s original mission at heart in all of its operations, Wilson has been able to carry it forward, earning several business awards along the way.
“I feel fortunate to have been honored and recognized by my peers in the community for the work that Wilson Homecare does for those in need,” she says. “It means the world to me to know that my entire team and I, care for so many in our community and have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives.”
Wilson Care Group
1221 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 940
Honolulu, HI 96814
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