Wilcox opened its doors in 1938 as a community hospital to serve the people of Kauai. In its first year of operation, Wilcox provided more than 10,000 patient days of care—75 percent of it for plantation employees. Today, Wilcox is the largest medical facility on Kauai and has been recognized as one of the nation’s best small hospitals. Nearly 200 physicians and more than 500 employees help Wilcox continue its tradition of providing the Kauai community with accessible, quality health care. Wilcox offers island residents and visitors with 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. 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 is ranked among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for providing outstanding performance in the delivery of a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay. It is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit organization that certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States. Hawaiian Language DisplayHawaii Pacific Health and its member hospitals honor the Hawaiian language and its use of diacritical marks, the glottal stop and the macron (okina and kahako). While we use these marks in our communication materials, we have omitted them in our online platforms as they are often limited in their ability to display these marks. To determine when diacritical marks should be used, refer to Hawaiian Dictionary and Place Names of Hawaii, published by UH Press.