Adventist Health Castle | Windward Health | Fall 2019

2 | WINDWARD HEALTH CASTLE NEWS 2 6 3 - 5 5 0 0 Adventist Health Castle has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to national guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence and research. Castle additionally received the associations’ Target: Stroke SM Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. School spirit Adventist Health Castle and Hawai‘i Emergency Physicians Associated, Inc., (HEPA) presented $4,000 scholarships in the spring to three Windward O‘ahu high school seniors: Tasha Kong, Kalaheo High School; Shyanne Macariola, Kailua High School; and Jessica-Rose Rosa, Castle High School. The HEPA Foundation and AH Castle fund the scholarships jointly with a goal of encouraging Windward high school students to obtain a college education. A new leader in patient care Erik Anderson, RN, formerly Adventist Health Castle’s director of quality and clinical information systems, has accepted the position of patient care executive on Castle’s executive team. He fills the vacan- cy left by Laura Westphal, who retired this past August. Anderson started as an emergency room technician in the Emer- gency Department in 1997 and has grown personally and profession- ally with the organization. Promoted to director of quality in 2015, he has led the department through two Joint Commission surveys and a successful Malcolm Baldrige Award journey. Anderson received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Pacific Lu- theran University and his bachelor of science in nursing degree from Hawai‘i Pacific University. From left: Ryan Ashlock, operations executive, and Kathy Raethel, president, AH Castle; Lisa Jacobsen, MD, HEPA Foundation; scholarship recipients Tasha Kong, Shyanne Macariola and Jessica- Rose Rosa; Alan Cheung, MD, medical officer, and Laura Westphal, patient care executive, AH Castle; and Craig Thomas, MD, president, HEPA, Inc. AH Castle’s Steve Bovey (far right), quality supervisor, and Tracie Ann Tjapkes (far left), director of wellness and lifestyle medicine, hosted Hawai‘i Pacific University nursing leadership and nursing students from Korea to help them understand American hospitals, quality care at Castle and the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award. Here’s another reason to choose AH Castle’s quality care Award-winning commitment to stroke care Erik Anderson, RN Community connections Jamalah A. Munir, MD, FACC Adventist Health Castle recently welcomed Jamalah A. Munir, MD, FACC, to its medical staff. Dr. Munir, an interventional cardiologist specializing in coronary and valve cardiology/acute myocardial infarctions, began seeing patients in September. Her office is located in the Weinberg Medical Plaza at 642 Ulukahiki St. on the medical center’s campus, and she will be providing cardiology services at Castle’s Health Clinic of Laie. Dr. Munir most recently served as the chief of cardiology services and catheterization lab director at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. “The overall health of my patients is my priority, and heart health is a major focus,” Dr. Munir says. “Prevention through education and dedica- tion is critical in the fight against heart disease.” Dr. Munir received her doctor of medicine degree from the Temple University School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree with honors from Brown University. She completed her fellowship in interventional car- diology at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and the Ameri- can College of Lifestyle Medicine and maintains active certifications in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. As a cardiologist, Dr. Munir teaches basic and advanced cardiac life support. She is passionate about preventive medicine and is a licensed instructor in the Complete Health Improvement program. “Heart disease is treatable and often also preventable,” says Dr. Munir, an avid jogger. “Minor changes in our lifestyles and choices can make a positive change in our overall heart health.” Dr. Munir lives in Kailua with her husband and two young sons. She can be reached at her office at 263-5174 . A heart for preventive medicine