Old Hilo hospital to serve new purpose

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Hawaii County plans to use part of the old Hilo Hospital as an Ohana Zones homeless shelter in Hilo.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Sharon Hirota, executive assistant to Mayor Harry Kim, talks about Hawaii County's plans use part of the old Hilo Hospital as an Ohana Zones homeless shelter Friday in Hilo.

The main floor of the old Hilo Memorial Hospital is largely empty now, save for a few remnants of its past and the potential of its future.