In the midst of a flat economy, Carolyn Frutoz launched Hawaii Healthcare Professionals, defied the odds and built her company into the largest private duty home health provider in the state and one of the most successful women-owned businesses in Hawaii today. Frutoz nurtured her start-up in a small Honolulu office with three employees and built it to its current full and part-time staff of 300, with an East Oahu headquarters and two neighbor island branches. Frutoz has established Hawaii Healthcare Professionals as the leading provider of skilled nursing home care in private residences throughout the state of Hawaii.
A visionary in her field, Frutoz early on recognized a shift in Hawaii's population to include more senior citizens as well as the increasing demand for nursing care in the privacy and comfort of people's homes. With her previous 14 years in the nursing and medical services industry, Frutoz carefully assembled a highly qualified and dedicated staff that most importantly shared her compassion for the elderly.