Fast Facts


The Mission of NHCH is to improve the health status of the people of North Hawaii by improving access to care and providing high quality services at a reasonable cost.


Our vision is to treat the whole individual - mind, body and spirit - through a team approach to patient-centered care, and ultimately to become the most healing hospital in the world.


As `Ohana, we value an environment of Aloha which nurtures trust, respect, self-expression without fear, open minds and hearts and continuous improvement.


Quality is providing excellent, cost-effective patient care within a total healing environment. 


NHCH: At A Glance

Opened: 1996

  • 35 bed hospital
  • 24-Hour Emergency Services
  • 354 Hospital Employees
  • 69 Volunteers

Location: Kamuela (Waimea), Hawaii Island

Waimea is the largest town in the interior of the Big Island and is the center for ranching activities and paniolo culture. Parker Ranch, in and around Waimea, is the largest privately-owned cattle ranch in the U.S., and the annual Fourth of July rodeo is a major event.

Waimea is also home to the headquarters of two astronomical observatories located on Mauna Kea, the Keck Observatory and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.

Service Area
:  North Hawaii

North Hawaii Demographics
:  For demographic information and to view a copy of “Community Health Profile 2010”, please check out North Hawaii Outcomes project at

Visiting Hours:  when visiting a patient who is staying overnight in the our Medical/Surgical Department, visiting hours are daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

When visiting a patient in our Family Birthing Unit, except for the laboring woman's support team, general visiting hours are also daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Visitors must check-in at the nurses station outside the Family Birthing Unit.  The only children allowed are big brothers or big sisters of the newborn.  

Visitation is limited to healthy visitors only (no coughs, colds or sneezes).  


Audited Financial Statements:


990 Forms:

North Hawaii Community Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission.

NHCH has consistently earned accreditation status with The Joint Commission (TJC), which conducts surveys every three years. Achieving accreditation means that an organization complies with TJC standards and continuously makes efforts to improve the care and services it provides.

Contact Information

North Hawaii Community Hospital
67-1125 Mamalahoa Highway
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743


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