Adventist Health Castle | Windward Health | Spring 2019

2 | WINDWARD HEALTH CASTLE NEWS 2 6 3 - 5 5 0 0 Achievements and accolades AH Castle honored with two AHA 2018 Gold Awards THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA) in January presented Adventist Health Castle with two 2018 Gold Awards. The AHA in conjunction with the American Medical Association recog- nized AH Castle with the Gold Award for the Target: BP Recognition Pro- gram, which celebrates physician practices and health systems that treat patients with hypertension and achieve blood pressure control rates at or above 70 percent within the populations they serve. The AHA also honored Castle with a Gold Award for Workplace Health Achievement, which scores organizations on 55 individual best practices organized into seven categories: leadership; engagement; programs; policies and environment; partnerships; communications; and reporting outcomes. Scores are also based on the objective, unbiased, science-based assessment of overall workplace heart health using aggregate data. Castle received a Gold Award in the Worksite Size 750-4999 category. Raethel and Westphal featured in Hawai‘i Business Magazine Hawai‘i Business Magazine recognized Castle President Kathy Raethel and Patient Care Executive Laura Westphal in an article about the increasing numbers of women in Hawai‘i companies who are in senior leadership positions. AH Castle and Hawaiian Electric Industries were two featured busi- nesses run by female CEOs. Read the entire article at . Open enrollment: Make the most of your HMSA plan IF YOU HAVE an HMSA plan, you should know that open enrollment is a great time to make sure your plan still fits your needs. You may not need to do anything, but if you got married, had a baby or experienced other significant life changes, open enrollment is the perfect time to update your plan. Tips for open enrollment ❏ Start early. Give yourself time to weigh your options. ❏ Do your homework. Check your plan and evaluate your needs. ❏ Remember to look at other benefits your employer may offer, such as a flexible spending account, life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k), etc. ❏ Do your math and be realistic about your budget. Remember to look at your total health care costs, not just your premium or how much you pay for health care each month. If you want to know more about your HMSA plan or open enrollment, check with your Human Performance Department, or call HMSA at 948-6079 on O‘ahu or 800-776-4672 toll-free on the Neighbor Islands, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community connections In the pink to promote breast cancer awareness and research Adventist Health Castle marked National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October, by lighting its 60-foot Norfolk pine tree in pink. To promote awareness and research, Castle mammographers visited Macy’s at Windward Mall and Nordstrom at Ala Moana to educate shoppers on the importance of early detection in surviving breast cancer. In addition, Imaging and Wellness as- sociates, along with family and friends, participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Kapi‘olani Park and staffed a Castle booth with breast cancer educational materials and giveaways. Castle provides stroke education to seniors Cheryl Pedigo, RN, Cardiovascular Services educator, spoke at the Hawai‘i Community Action Program’s Kupuna Program in the fall to provide education on stroke and cardiovascular disease. The class, attended by 20 kupuna (seniors), also had their blood pressure checked, completed Stroke Risk Assessment Scorecards, and participated in a Q & A session follow- ing the presentation. Castle cares for the homeless The Institute for Human Services (IHS) has leased two homes in Kailua to create a Tutu Bert’s home on the Windward side. IHS leases several of these homes on O‘ahu as a respite for medically fragile homeless who have been dis- charged from the hospital and need a temporary place to recover. The homes are called Tutu (the Hawaiian word for “grandma”) Bert’s in memory of Roberta DuTeil, the wife of IHS’ founder. The home in Kailua recently provided an opportunity for Castle associates to live God’s love by completing much-needed yard work. They helped weed, plant, and distribute gravel and mulch. “It was hard, sacred work that was definitely part of our mis- sion,” says Jesse Seibel, director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care. Kathy Raethel Laura Westphal