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Trauma Center

We are here to help you through this difficult moment

“Trauma” is defined as any sudden change to the body caused by an external force or agent; the injury can be the result of a fall or other accident, violence or an environmental factor. At Adventist Health Castle, there is a specialized system and team to care for trauma victims.

Adventist Health Castle has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) on trauma and the Hawai‘i State Department of Health. The achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients and delivering 24/7 comprehensive emergency services. The elevated designation affirms Adventist Health Castle’s services meet national standards for exceptional trauma resources.

Every second counts in an emergency

Trauma patients can be transported to and treated at Adventist Health Castle within the so-called Golden Hour, those first 60 to 90 minutes that are so critical to preventing death and preserving brain function, heart muscle and, ultimately, the patient’s quality of life after recovery.

"In a crisis, every minute matters, and quality healthcare close to home makes a tremendous difference for patients experiencing trauma This recognition reflects our team's dedication to serving the community and acknowledges the 24/7 expert quality of care you've come to know and expect. At Adventist Health Castle, patients can count on receiving the care they need when they need it.” - Ryan Ashlock, president and CEO of Adventist Health Castle

We have a team of board-certified specialists for emergency and trauma situations

Adventist Health Castle’s multidisciplinary trauma team includes board-certified specialists in emergency medicine, anesthesiology, trauma surgery, orthopedics, cardiology and neurosurgery, specialized nursing staff, radiology, lab, intensive care and physical rehabilitation, all working together using proven treatment protocols that comply with the standards of the American College of Surgeons, the national organization that oversees the verification of trauma centers across the U.S.