Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital
Founded in 1917, Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital is the oldest operating hospital on Kauai. Started originally as a tuberculosis (TB) hospital on the land granted by the Territory of Hawaii, SMMH received its name from a member of the Wilcox family who died of TB as a young man. In 1951, a new modern hospital was completed, offering 110 beds to tuberculosis patients. In the 1960's, SMMH gradually expanded in providing acute psychiatric, skilled nursing, medical acute TB, and ancillary outpatient and inpatient services.
SMMH has a long-term care unit with 66 SNF/ICF beds. Other supporting services include inpatient pharmacy, social services, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, speech therapy, dietician and radiology including mammography.