MOLOKAI, HawaiiThe only hospital on the tiny Hawaiian island of Molokai, Molokai General Hospital, has undergone an extensive makeover. The $16.5 million renovation and expansion project, completed in January, will allow the islands 7,000 residents to receive more services locally. The project took place in two phases over four years so services could remain open. Existing facilities, dating back to the 1960s, were upgraded and made room for laboratory space, a chapel and new computer systems. The Womens Health Center, including labor and delivery, moved to a new space. The first phase of the project, completed in 2005, added a new emergency room, acute-care services and imaging. The
13-bed hospital is part of the not-for-profit Queens Health Systems, Honolulu. Now, Molokai General Hospital is poised to serve the community for another 30 to 40 years, Janice Kalanihuia, the hospitals president, said in a written statement.