About Wilcox Memorial Hospital

Founded in 1938, Wilcox Memorial Hospital is a nonprofit hospital dedicated to providing the Kaua‘i community with accessible, quality health care. As a state-of-the-art Level III Trauma Center, Wilcox Memorial Hospital was recently ranked among the top 15% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience in 2013. With 193 physicians on staff, Wilcox Memorial Hospital offers island residents and visitors expert diagnosis and treatment for more than 20 specialties. It is a state-of-the-art acute care facility with a full suite of services including emergency, OB/GYN, pediatrics, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, pulmonology, nephrology, cosmetic surgery, internal medicine and family practice.

In 2010, the Wilcox Health Women’s Center opened to provide preventive and diagnostic care for Kaua‘i’s women close to home. The hospital has 72 beds, including seven intensive care beds, five birthing suites, 20 same-day surgery beds and a 20-bed emergency department. It is equipped with MRI and CT scanners and a state-of-the-art surgical center with six surgical suites. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, together with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic and the Wilcox Health Foundation, is affiliated with Hawai‘i Pacific Health, the state’s largest health care provider. Learn more at www.wilcoxhealth.org.


The Mission of Wilcox Memorial Hospital is to serve the Kaua‘i community with accessible, quality health care that surpasses expectations.

HistoryWilcox - By The Numbers

Mr. George Norton Wilcox and Mrs. Dora Isenberg were among the first to envision a community hospital with a medical staff, open to all eligible physicians on Kaua‘i. They achieved their goal on November 1, 1938 with the official dedication of a T-shaped two-story building. It was built at a cost of $200,000 on 17 acres of land donated by the Lihue Plantation. More than one thousand residents attended the ceremony and 15 days later the new 96-bed hospital accepted its first patients.


  • 2012 American Heart Association “Get With The Guidelines” Gold Achievement Award for Stroke Care.


  • Lynn McCrory, Chair of the Board
  • Ray Vara, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hawai‘i Pacific Health
  • Kathy Clark, RN, BSN, MBA, FACHE; President & Chief Executive Officer of Wilcox Memorial Hospital
  • Craig Netzer, M.D., Chief of Staff

A Nonprofit Hospital

The Wilcox Health Foundation supports the charitable mission of its nonprofit hospital affiliate, Wilcox Memorial Hospital, by raising funds to provide the people of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region with specialty medical care, life-saving equipment, community outreach and education, and to further local research.