About Molokai General Hospital

A member of The Queen’s Health Systems family of companies, Molokai General Hospital is the only hospital on the Island of Molokai, providing 24/7 care for the island’s 7,500 residents and visitors. Services include a blood banking laboratory, digital CT, digital x-ray, digital mammography, outpatient chemotherapy, acute care, skilled nursing physical therapy, and a full service midwifery program.

  • 15-bed rural health care facility with a Critical Access Hospital designation
  • Located in Kaunakakai, Molokai
  • Patient Navigation Program
  • Paul G. Stevens Outpatient Clinic
  • Women’s Health Center

The Queen’s Mission

To fulfill the intent of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV to provide in perpetuity quality health care services to improve the well-being of Native Hawaiians and all of the people of Hawaii.

Our History

Originally managed by the Grace Episcopal Church, our hospital was established in 1932 as Shingle Memorial Hospital. It was incorporated as Molokai Community Hospital in 1949. Funded by the State of Hawaii and many community contributions, the hospital moved to a new facility in Kaunakakai in 1963, and became known as Molokai General Hospital.

However, by the late 1980s, the community owned and operated hospital could no longer survive in the changing health care environment. In 1987, The Queen’s Health Systems stepped in to help by adopting it into its family of companies, and thereby extending its mission to the Island of Molokai. In 2008, an extensive redevelopment project was completed to update and expand Molokai General Hospital’s facilities to better meet the health care needs of the community.

The Queen’s brand of health care began in 1859 with the founding of The Queen’s Hospital by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV in response to the diseases that were decimating the Hawaiian population. The Queen’s Hospital became The Queen’s Medical Center in 1967, and The Queen’s Health Systems umbrella company was established in 1985 to provide expanded health care services and programs to the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Basin. Today, The Queen’s Health Systems has extended its mission not only to Molokai, but to the West Oahu region by opening The Queen’s Medical Center – West Oahu, and to Hawaii Island through North Hawaii Community Hospital.