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  • Writer's pictureHawai'i House Democrats


Kapaʻa, Hawaiʻi – Representative Nadine K. Nakamura invites the community to attend the last master plan meeting regarding Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), where officials will unveil the hospital's Final Conceptual Master Plan and discuss next steps for the project, including the environmental impact statement process.

"The SMMH master plan aims to expand long-term care, emergency, and acute psychiatric services at SMMH, relocate the Kapa‘a Library, provide transitional and workforce housing, and add a police substation as well as much needed behavioral health housing," said Lance Segawa, Chief Executive Officer of Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation, Kaua‘i Region.

"I'm encouraging neighbors surrounding Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital and interested residents to attend this final Master Plan meeting. This is a valuable opportunity to learn about future plans for this area and the steps that will be taken to implement this plan," said Representative Nakamura.

WHO: Representative Nadine K. Nakamura (D-15, Hā‘ena, Wainiha, Hanalei, Princeville, Kīlauea, Anahola, Keālia, Kāpa‘a, portion of Wailuā, Kawaihau)

SMMH Transit Oriented Development Master Plan Update Project Team

WHAT: Community Meeting: Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital TOD Master Plan Update

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: SMMH Auditorium - 4800 Kawaihau Rd, Kapaʻa, HI 96746

Residents are kindly asked to rsvp due to attendance being limited to the first 50 people. Bentos will be provided, and attendees must wear masks in adherence with hospital regulations. Please visit to RSVP for the community meeting.



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