Kaua‘i Medical Clinic announces the addition of Dr. David Della Lana, family medicine physician, to its medical staff. Della Lana will be based out of the Kaua‘i Urgent Care Clinic on Pahe‘e Street in Līhu‘e, where he will provide care for patients with a variety of short-term medical problems that include common illnesses, minor injuries, moderate back problems, and sprains and strains.

“We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Della Lana will be joining our Kaua‘i Urgent Care Clinic,” said Jen H. Chahanovich, president and CEO of Wilcox Memorial Hospital and CEO of Kaua‘i Medical Clinic. “It’s important that Kaua‘i residents have access to the care they need when they need it. The addition of Dr. Della Lana to our urgent care team will allow us to extend our clinic hours in order to serve the needs of the community.”

The Kaua‘i Urgent Care Clinic treats acute illnesses and injuries that are not serious enough for the hospital emergency department but need immediate attention including infections, allergies, skin conditions, flu, minor injuries and wounds, strep throat and sporting injuries. The clinic recently extended its hours and is now open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day of the week.

Della Lana obtained his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed his family medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. He recently earned his executive master’s degree in health administration at the University of Washington.

In his free time, Della Lana enjoys hula and spending time outdoors surfing, hiking and cycling.

About Wilcox Memorial Hospital:

Founded in 1938, Wilcox Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing the Kaua‘i community with accessible, quality health care. The largest medical center on Kaua‘i, it is a state-of-the-art acute care facility with a full suite of services across 22 specialties including cardiology, emergency, family practice, gastroenterology, internal medicine, neurology, OB/GYN, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics and urology. Its 20-bed emergency department is the first neighbor island facility to obtain a Level III Trauma designation. The hospital also has four birthing suites, seven intensive care beds and 20 same-day surgery beds. The American Heart Association recently recognized Wilcox in three areas of excellence: stroke (S) – gold plus award, heart failure (HF) – gold plus award, and atrial fibrillation (AFIB) – silver award. Wilcox also received the 2014 QUEST citation of merit for high-value health care, was named among the top 10 percent in the nation in 2014 for outstanding patient experience by Healthgrades, and was recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, together with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic and the Wilcox Health Foundation, is an affiliate of Hawai‘i Pacific Health, one of the state’s largest health care providers. In addition to Wilcox, Hawai‘i Pacific Health includes Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Clinic & Hospital. Learn more at wilcoxhealth.org.