A misleading sentence in the Wikipedia article on Kapi’olani Hospital has led some to believe that the hospital where President Obama was born was not named what his birth certificate says it was in 1961. The Wikipedia has been corrected and the true name in 1961 has been documented, and it is Kapi’olani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital. Thanks to expelliarmus who looked up references and those who fixed the Wikipedia in such a comprehensive way.
Since this rumor is still circulating as of today, December 27, 2013, I decided to expand this article and to include it in The Debunker’s Guide to Obama Conspiracy Theories.
A few long-form 1961 birth certificates are available from Kapi’olani hospital. They all show the same hospital name. A good example is that of the twins born to Susan Nordyke (click to enlarge):
Published articles both before and after 1961 show clearly that the hospital was named Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital, just as it says on the President’s birth certificate. There is simply no contrary evidence to this fact. The Wikipedia article on the hospital has full details.