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.
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.
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.
To read the press release describing the gift in greater detail, please click here.
On Monday, December 15, 2008, philanthropist Joseph J. Zilber, founder of the Milwaukee-based Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation, presented Castle Medical Center with a check for $500,000 for the renovation of Castle Medical Center’s Birth Center, now known as the Vera Zilber Birth Center.
Pictured above at the ceremonial blessing of the renovated Birth Center are Kevin A. Roberts, Castle’s president and CEO; Susan Chapman, M.D., obstetrician/gynecologist and chair of Castle’s Ob/Gyn/Peds Department; Joseph J. Zilber; and Melissa Jackson, Mr. Zilber’s granddaughter.
To read the press release describing the Birth Center’s blessing ceremony, also attended by Hawai‘i Governor Linda Lingle, please click here.