Adventist Health Castle (AHC) has been caring for the Windward O’ahu community since Castle Memorial Hospital first opened its doors in 1963, and serves a population of more than 130,000 residents.
Castle Medical Center currently provides 160 hospital beds supported by more than 1,000 associates, 330 medical staff and 140 volunteers. AHC’s patient-centered care extends well beyond hospital and clinical walls through its many programs that serve the health and medical needs of the community.
AHC has determined it needs to modernize its inpatient care facility, to expand outpatient facilities to meet the projected increased demand and to offer treatments not currently available in Windward O’ahu, and to consolidate its services in a centralized, natural healing
AHC purchased the 132-acre Hawai’i Pacific University (HPU) campus in 2016, securing sufficient space to create a 21st Century health care campus to meet the community’s current and future needs.
The privately-owned parcel lies within the State Conservation District and was authorized for educational use as the Hawaii Loa College Special Subzone under HAR §13-5. To transform the campus as guided by the AHC Master Plan requires approval from the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to include a subzone use change.
The project requires an EIS which has been published. The Public Comment Period ends on April 9. You can view the EIS here.
The one concern expressed in our March 5 planning meeting was that the present entrance to the campus is dangerous and the entrance needs to be moved closer to Kaneohe so a traffic light can be installed.