Meeting set on master plan for Kapaa’s Mahelona Hospital

KAPAA — Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital will be holding a second community meeting 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, to discuss master planning for development of the hospital and grounds.

The meeting will be at the hospital auditorium at 4800 Kawaihau Road in Kapaa.

The community is also invited to attend a hosted site tour set for 5 p.m. at the hospital entrance.

The first community-visioning meeting was held in August. SMMH is being envisioned as the hub for long-term care and behavioral health to accommodate current and future demand on Kauai, according to a press release.

“Sam Mahelona Memorial Hospital is seeking to create a holistic and comprehensive health resource for the community that supports the well-being of our ohana,” the release said.

The community is encouraged to attend this meeting and see if the master plan site alternatives match with what was expressed at the first meeting.

Reservations for the site tour, requests for project information or to be added to the project mailing list should be made to Barbara Natale, environmental and community planner, G70, at 808-523-5866 or


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