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Emergency crews at Adventist Health Castle strive to work quickly and efficiently in order to treat every patient that walks through the doors. HI Now host Jobeth Devera visited the hospital’s emergency department to see what sets it apart from the rest.
Emergency Room Physician Dr. Alex Berk says the hospital’s mission of living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope rings true in the care they deliver. Dr. Berk says the their nationally accredited Primary Stroke Center is a prime example of its zero harm standard, as every moment counts in order to give patients the best chance of recovery.
The emergency department strives to have little or no wait times for all its patients. Dr. Berk says the average wait time to be seen by a clinician at Adventist Health Castle is eight minutes compared to the Hawaii average of 14 minutes and a national average of 20 minutes. Their goal is to have the patient seen and assessed in a timely manner so staff members are able to intervene quickly as needed.
Adventist Health Castle recently renovated the emergency department with state of the art equipment. It now has 24 private rooms that include three behavioral health, a dedicated eye emergency room, gynecological room, a negative pressure room and a dedicated trauma room. The rooms are also equipped with specialty glass that can be switched from opaque to clear, which helps with patient privacy while also allowing staff to keep an eye on a patient’s condition if needed. Dr. Berk says the hospital is able to care for a vast array of different illnesses and injuries, specializing in stroke and cardiac emergencies.
About Adventist Health Castle
Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and in Hawaii. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities.
Its compassionate and talented team of 35,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, it is transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing.
For more information: adventisthealth.org