On Sunday, October 28, hundreds of O‘ahu residents attended Castle Medical Center’s event for National Food Day, the “Let’s Talk Food!” Fair. It was a day of fun activities for the whole family, including a panel discussion, farmers market, cooking demonstrations, keiki activities, tours of Castle’s new rooftop garden, and the “Festival of Flavors.” The event focused on changing food policies and eating habits to support healthy families.
Mahalo to all the hospital and community volunteers, and to the following generous donors who made this community event possible:
Mahalo, also, to the distinguished visitors and physicians who participated in our discussion panel:
More than seventy Castle Medical Center physicians, associates, and volunteers, along with their family and friends, began their Fourth of July celebrations by walking, riding Castle’s trolley, or handing out gifts to the thousands of island residents who gathered to view the Kailua Independence Day Parade.
Castle’s theme this year was “Be The Miracle,” and our entry included a dance flash mob at the judges’ stand.
Riding on Castle’s trolley above, from left to right, are neurologist Kore Liow, M.D., radiologist Ian Cunningham, M.D., ophthalmologist George Nardin, M.D., psychologist Keith Pedro, Psy.D., family practitioner Gillian Shaw, M.D., pediatrician Brijit Reis, M.D., nephrologist and Castle Chief of Staff David Na‘ai, M.D., family practitioner Kimberly Lund, D.O., surgeon and VP of Medical Affairs Alan Cheung, M.D., and cardiologist Sonny Wong, M.D.
Mahalo to everyone who participated in this event!
Castle Medical Center offered health screenings and health and wellness information to hundreds at a free health fair the hospital held at the annual “I Love Kailua” Town Party.
In addition to the usual cholesterol, glucose, vision, skin cancer, and blood pressure screenings, this year the hospital offered free foot screenings.
Most popular at Castle’s tent were the free bike helmets and fittings for children. Castle neurologists oversaw the helmet fittings, and the free helmets were provided through gifts from Hawai‘i Pacific Neuroscience and Hilton and Kathy Raethel. All children who were fitted (except Castle family members) were eligible to win a child’s bike, and adults (except Castle associates or family members) who visited Castle tables were eligible to win a gift pack of an iPod Shuffle and adult bike helmet.
Pictured above are Kanoelani Bahilot and Mya Sadalge with the new bikes and helmets they won from Castle. Below are long-time Castle volunteer Joe Hee and Castle associate Dylan Chung at The Bistro station.
Mahalo to all of our associates, medical staff, and volunteers who helped at the event!
At Castle’s Chip in for Castle Golf Tournament, held at Mid Pacific Country Club in Lanikai on August 15, 2011, Castle Medical Center received a $200,000 gift from Hawai‘i Emergency Physicians Associated (HEPA). This gift was made in support of Castle’s plans to expand its Emergency Department, including an increase in the number of its beds from the current eighteen. HEPA’s generous support communicates a tremendous level of collaboration and teamwork between the hospital and HEPA’s physicians. As HEPA President Dr. Craig Thomas remarked: “Hawai‘i Emergency Physicians Associated hopes our contribution will spark the creation of the state’s best emergency department.”
In response to the gift, Castle President and CEO Kevin Roberts said, “Castle Medical Center has been blessed by HEPA’s generous support. Its gift will reach across time and serve an instrumental role in meeting the growing health care needs of our Windward community and beyond. Support of this magnitude validates the quality medical care that patients and families can expect from Castle. Moreover, this gift helps fulfill our mission: Caring for our community. Sharing God’s love.”
Shown above, from left to right, are Kevin Roberts, Chip in for Castle Golf Tournament Chairman Skip Borges Jr., HEPA President Craig Thomas, M.D., and Castle Director of Development John Keene.
On July 29, 2011, First Hawaiian Bank presented a donation of $100,000 towards Castle Medical Center’s new state-of-the-art, seven-station Chemotherapy Center.
In addition to the latest technology, this new center will have additional square footage, making it possible for family and friends to be present during treatment to offer comfort, support, and peace of mind. The center will also afford serene views of the Ko‘olau Range, helping patients remain relaxed during treatment.
“First Hawaiian Bank’s gift is a wonderful example of the recognition by local businesses and foundations of the importance of Castle Medical Center to Windward O‘ahu,” Castle President and CEO Kevin Roberts said. “Specifically, their gift toward the new Chemotherapy Treatment Center will help serve the needs of cancer patients for years to come. We couldn’t be more grateful for their generosity!”
Pictured above are Steve Comes, Kailua branch manager of First Hawaiian Bank (FHB); Jack Hoag, member of Castle’s Governing Board; Sharon Shiroma Brown, president of the FHB Foundation; Steven Williams, executive vice president and O‘ahu regional manager for FHB; and Director of Development John Keene, Emergency Department Director Barbara Penniall, VP Patient Care Services Kathy Raethel, and President and CEO Kevin Roberts, all of Castle Medical Center.
Castle Medical Center once again participated in Kailua’s annual Fourth of July Parade. This year, the medical center invited all its associates and their families to ride, wave, and sing along to patriotic tunes on Castle’s singing trolley.
Pictured above on the trolley, wearing patriotic attire, are Manny Valmoja, of Castle’s Environmental Services, and his two sons, R.J. and E.J.
Pictured below, sitting on the sidelines, are Mariana Rain, of Castle’s Nutritional Services, and her three daughters Yomynalie, Memory, and Dalia. Mariana is hailing Castle’s trolley and her other daughter, Hermana, who was marching in the parade.
On Thursday, June 16, 2011, Castle Medical Center received $200,000 from the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation to be used for the second phase of renovating the Vera Zilber Birth Center. This second phase entails renovating five additional labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum (LDRP) rooms in the Birth Center. The clinical and aesthetic environment of these rooms will now match that of the previously modernized rooms, with replacement of the clinical equipment, Jacuzzi tubs, flooring, and cabinetry.
“We are honored that the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation, for a second time, has recognized that Castle Medical Center is vital to the Windward community. This gift will continue the modernization of the Vera Zilber Birth Center and assist its staff in providing exceptional and loving care to families,” said Keven A. Roberts, Castle’s president and CEO, at the check presentation ceremony.
Pictured above at the Birth Center are Susan Chapman, M.D., chair of Castle’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Pediatrics; Kevin A. Roberts, Castle’s president and CEO; Melissa and Shane Jackson, grandchildren of Joseph and Vera Zilber; John Keene, director of Development at Castle; and Tina Johnson, director of the Birth Center.
Castle Medical Center’s mini–health fair was probably the busiest spot on the street at the annual “I Love Kailua” Town Party, held on Sunday, April 17, 2011.
Hundreds stopped by for free vision, cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure screenings; to speak with Castle physicians; for games provided by Rehab Medicine, the Bistro, and “Hello Health!”; for massages; and for joint care, surgical weight loss, breast health, and infant care information.
Pictured above are Leanette Arquinez of Castle’s Materials Management department, Kate Tschudin of Development, and Pauline Kalawai‘a of Marketing, who all volunteered at the event.
Sixteen nursing students from the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa and Hawai‘i Pacific University joined Castle Medical Center staff to provide free blood pressure screenings and heart health information and recipes at the Macy’s stores at Kahala Mall, Windward Mall, and Kailua.
Pictured above are nine nursing students from UH and HPU who joined Castle wellness educator Eileen Towata at Kahala Mall on Thursday, February 10.
The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation gave a big boost to the health of Windward O‘ahu residents in the form of a $2 million check presented to Castle Medical Center on Monday, December 6, 2010. These funds are designated for the renovation and expansion of the medical center as well as its health care programs and services. This gift was the largest ever given to the facility by the foundation.
“We are very honored that the trustees of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation have invested these precious resources in the Windward community’s health care future,“ Castle President and CEO Kevin Roberts said. “Due to the aging population and growth of this area, the demands on the hospital continue to increase. This grant and others will help renovate the facility and expand services essential to meet these increasing needs.”
Pictured above, from left to right, are Kate Tschudin, CMC Development; VP and Executive Director Terry George, and President and CEO Mitch D’Olier, Harold K.L. Castle Foundation; CMC VPs Kathy Raethel and John Monge; Chairman of the Board James B. McIntosh, Harry K.L. Castle Foundation; Director of Marketing Jasmin Rodriguez, President and CEO Kevin Roberts, and Director of Development John Keene, Castle Medical Center.