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Emergency Department upgrade opening this fall

Emergency Department

Emergency room fully operational and open during renovation

With a groundbreaking and blessing in October, Castle Medical Center commenced a $7.5 million two-phase renovation of its Emergency Department (ED). The project will significantly improve the ED by expanding the department from 7,500 to 12,000 square feet, increasing the capacity by 50 percent, and increasing the number of beds from 18 to 25.

“This renovation is an essential part of fulfilling our mission of ‘Caring for our community and sharing God’s love,’” says Travis Clegg, vice president Operations. “Our ED volumes have doubled in the last 20 years, and last year alone, more than 30,000 patients came through our ED. Additionally, the renovation will include a new entryway and lānai, a stand-alone behavioral health space, upgraded lobby and nurse station, and private patient bays.”

Windward and outlying community patients can expect shorter wait times and lengths of stay with the increased capacity and beds. New designs of the space will allow for more efficient workflows for the staff and allow them to implement the latest medical technology to better treat patients.

Although during early stages of the renovation the entrance to the ED may look a little different, the department will remain fully operational for the duration of the project.

Construction is scheduled for completion in the fall.