DELAND – Florida Hospital DeLand has promoted Kembala Castle to serve as the Orthopaedic Service Line Manager.
In this new role, Castle will be responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the hospital’s Orthopaedic Center of Excellence. She will coordinate with surgeons, hospital administration, staff and the orthopaedic team to provide quality care for the patients.
Florida Hospital DeLand is the only Orthopaedic Center of Excellence in the area and has been nationally recognized for ranking in the top 10 percent for quality in joint replacement surgery. The facility has also earned the prestigious Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, Disease-Specific Care Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery.
Castle previously served as Florida Hospital DeLand’s Orthopaedic Clinical Coordinator, where she served as patients’ personal liaison and assisted them through the entire joint replacement process, from the pre-operative class through discharge and post-operative follow-up care.
Castle, a DeLand resident, obtained a nursing degree at the Helene Fuld College of Nursing in New York City. She is currently continuing her education and pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing from Nova Southeastern University.
About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand, located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue in DeLand, was established in 1962 and is a 156-bed full service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as 24-hour emergency and critical care. Florida Hospital DeLand is a part of the Adventist Health System; the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as well as Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Florida Hospital DeLand is Chest Pain Accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and is a certified Stroke and PCI Center. The hospital has also been recognized for the seventh consecutive year among the 2011 Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org