Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Castle Center receives
$10,000 building grant

Castle Medical Center has received a $10,000 grant from the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation to support a $15.5 million construction project.

A three-story, 15,000-square-foot hospital wing is being built with space for private patient rooms at the rear of the hospital. Present patient rooms also are being renovated, and 30 will be converted from semiprivate to private rooms.

Construction is expected to be completed in January 2007.

"Accessible, quality health care is vital to Oahu's communities, and the A&B Foundation is pleased, once again, to provide support for the renovation and expansion of Castle Medical Center's facilities," said Meredith Ching, chairwoman of the Hawaii Contributions Committee.

Kevin Roberts, Castle president and chief executive officer, said the A&B Foundation has contributed more than $100,000 to the medical center's capital projects in 17 years.

"We are most grateful for this steadfast support, which is helping us build a healthy future for our community."

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