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Hospital name changes in Hawaii

Apr 29, 2011

Here is the progression of name changes at the hospital where President Obama is said to have been born. Note:

1890 Kapi'olani Maternity Home
1931 Kapi'olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital
1978 Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children

Hence, the earlier question/assertion that someone made is apparently not true. The name of the hospital on Obama's Birth Certificate is valid. Below is the text from Wikipedia . . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapiolani_Medical_Center_for_Women_and_Children

The facility was originally founded by Queen Kapiʻolani as the Kapiʻolani Maternity Home in 1890 for which she held bazaars and luaus to raise $8,000 needed to start the Home. Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital opened in 1909 named for Emma Kauikeolani Napoleon Mahelona (1862–1931), the wife ofAlbert Spencer Wilcox (1844–1919).[1] In 1978, it merged with Kapiʻolani Hospital to become Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children.[2][3][4]

In 1931, its name was changed to the Kapiʻolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital.


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