Emergency Room Renovation and Expansion Project

North Hawai‘i Community Hospital’s (NHCH) Emergency Room (ER) is a critical and fundamental medical service in the delivery of emergency care in the North Hawai‘i region, with an essential linkage and continuity in the delivery of Emergency and Trauma Services at The Queen’s Medical Center (QMC) in Honolulu.

To address the increasing number of emergency visits at NHCH, the hospital has begun planning for the renovation and expansion of its existing ER.


The renovation and expansion of the existing 3,300 square-foot ER wing at NHCH. The new ER will house 13 multi-use rooms (11 standard and 2 trauma), a centralized nurses work station, new ambulance and patient/family entry points, a new waiting room, and other support spaces for emergency service.

This project will also provide increased space and efficiencies in emergency care provided by the physicians, nurses, and staff, allowing them to deliver care in a family- and patient-centered care environment.


In fiscal year 2016, there were over 14,220 ER visits. As of January 2017 (July 2016 – January 2017), there were 8,437 ER visits, with 1,125 visits in the month of February.

The planned scope of work includes expansion of the ER to address future growth to the year 2025 (17,356 estimated annual visits in the year 2025).