In Sickness & In Health: Castle Medical Center new lobby

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This is the new lobby at Castle Medical Center – several weeks in the making, several years in the planning.

“We’re proud. It was a short amount of time we did the work but really the planning on this goes back to fall of 2010. So a lot of blood, sweat and tears have gone into this space right here,” said Jacob Hutchason, Castle facility planner.

Like the rest of us, Jacob took his direction from his boss. She wanted a little something extra in the lobby.

“At that point, this wall still existed. The whole seating area wasn’t there and our CEO said Jacob, this is good but it’s not good enough. I need more wow,” Hutchason said.

And ‘WOW’ is what they got. From the new seating area to the commissioned art work reflecting beauty of the Windward side.

“It was intentional. I’ve been calling it boutique health care. My goal was that you’d walk in to this hospital and you’d feel like am I walking in to the 4 seasons or into a health care facility. And when you get to the back, we were shooting for Neiman Marcus with the dressing rooms, so hopefully we met our challenge,” Hutchason said.

Of course, the staff hopes that you don’t have to come to the hospital.

But if you do, the personnel are hoping that at least at first glance, the experience will be a pleasant one.

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