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 Committed To Delivering High-quality Health Care
recognize the hard work that our community did to get this hospital here and, as a result, we have a responsibility and a commitment to deliver back really high-quality, safe pa- tient care to our community,” says Ashlock.
Award-winning Care
people ... from the moment you’ re greeted until the mo- ment you leave, I think you really notice that our people set us apart. We’re focused on whole person health and committed to having the most highly trained, empathetic staff shining through at every level of our organization.”
Prior to joining Castle, Ashlock was the finance officer at Adventist Health Feather River and the exec- utive in charge during the Camp Fire evacuation, resto- ration and recovery efforts in 2018. He moved to Hawai‘i
three years ago and was chief operating officer before being named president of Adventist Health Castle in April.
joyed living in Hawai‘i.
“The joke I kind of always make is, being at other hos- pitals within our system, I’ d always see Castle being at the top in terms of metrics and out- comes, and somehow we could never beat Castle. So, if you can’t beat them, you might as well join them and that’s what
into a partnership that’s fo- cused on driving down the to- tal cost of care and increasing quality ... We’re just thrilled to be able to partner with some of these other independent physi- cian organizations across the state to help them better serve their patients and together re- ally improve the quality of the community that we serve.”
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This past spring, Adven- tist Health Castle received an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, and for the ninth con- secutive year, was recognized by Healthgrades for being in the top 10% nationally for pa- tient experience. There’s also its birth center, which, for two years in a row, was listed on Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals. And in 2017, the organization was recognized with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
One Paradise To Another
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“Also, the biggest one that’s going on right now is some- thing called Hawai‘i Health Network,” adds Ashlock. “It’s a clinically integrated network and the purpose is to bring to- gether health care providers
“At the time, we were one of only 32 U.S. hospitals to get (the Malcolm Baldrige), and still are the only organi- zation in Hawai‘i to receive this award,” says Ashlock. “We’re really just proud of the achievements we’ve been able to get.
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“The entire town of Paradise was pretty much destroyed in that fire including a good amount of our hospital there ... I was looking for new op- portunities and it just so hap- pened that there was an oppor- tunity out here in Hawai‘i and somehow my wife (Elle) was open to the idea,” remembers Ashlock, who was born and raised in Glendale, California. “Here we are a few years later (along with their 3-year-old daughter Emmy) and couldn’t
early stages of starting a cardi- ac electrophysiology service, which is currently not provided on the Windward side.
be happier.
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forward to in the future at Ad- ventist Health Castle, Ashlock says they plan to expand its op- erating room capability, adding two operating rooms and a pro- cedure room next summer on top of its existing four operat- ing rooms. They also are in the
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