Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH)

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH) – is the oldest operating hospital on Kauai, and is designated a Critical Access Hospital.  Founded in 1917 as a tuberculosis hospital, it received its name from a member of the Wilcox family, who died of TB as a young man.  In the 1960s, with a cure for TB well established, SMMH gradually transitioned to providing acute care, psychiatric care, skilled nursing care, and ancillary inpatient and outpatient services.  Today, SMMH has 80 licensed beds, with 66 long-term care beds, 9 psychiatric beds, and 5 acute care beds.  The hospital has approximately 120 employees.

Currently, SMMH patient services include:

  • 24-Hour Emergency services staffed with Board certified physicians
  • In-patient Psychiatric Care (Adult)
  • Medical Care
  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Long-Term Care
  • Radiology

  • Inpatient Pharmacy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Social Services