1932 | Shingle Memorial Hospital
Molokai General Hospital has a rich history, originally established in 1932 as Shingle Memorial Hospital on hawaiian homestead land in Ho`olehua. At this time the hospital was managed by the Grace Episcopal Church. In 1949, it was incorporated as Molokai Community Hospital.
1963 | Moving to Kaunakakai
In 1963 the Hospital was moved to a new building at this location and renamed Molokai General Hospital. Funding for that new building came from Hill Burton funds, the State of Hawaii & various community contributions.
1987 | Joining The Queen’s Health Systems
Molokai General Hospital’s association with The Queen’s Medical Center began in 1987 when, as a community owned and operated hospital, it began to feel the negative effects of more stringent regulations and lower reimbursements for the care that was provided. As MGH began to experience financial difficulties, The Queen’s Health Systems stepped in to help pay MGH’s considerable debt and made Molokai General part of their extraordinary tradition of excellent health care. Since 1987, The Queen’s Health Systems – and Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV – have provided invaluable technical and monetary support to MGH.
2008 | Renovations
By 2000 the 40 year-old hospital’s infrastructure was declining and did not meet many health care building codes. A campus redevelopment campaign began in 2001. With grants from the County of Maui, the Federal Government, the State of Hawai’i, The Queen’s Health Systems, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation funding for the building project was secured. The project was completed in 2008.