Wilcox Memorial Hospital announces the addition of Dr. Grace Galiza, pediatrician, to its physician staff.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Grace Galiza return to Kaua‘i and become a part of the Wilcox ‘ohana,” said Kathy Clark, president and CEO of Wilcox Memorial Hospital and CEO of Kaua‘i Medical Clinic. “She’s a local girl born and raised on Kaua‘i, which provides her with a special connection to Kaua‘i’s people and lifestyle. She will bring this understanding of our island culture to the quality care she provides to patients.”

Galiza has a special interest in pediatric dermatology. She also focuses her efforts on community outreach and medical missions. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.

After receiving her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences Pomona, where she received the “Happiest Doc” award in 2008, Galiza completed her internship and residency at Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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. Wilcox is the largest medical facility on Kaua‘i and has been recognized as one of the nation’s best small hospitals. It offers island residents and visitors over 22 specialties with more than 180 physicians on staff and over 500 employees. It is a state-of-the art acute care facility with a full suite of services including emergency, OB/GYN, pediatrics, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology, internal medicine, family practice, and urgent care. The hospital has 72 acute care beds, including seven intensive care beds, four birthing suites, 20 same-day surgery beds and a 20-bed emergency department. In 2013, the Joint Commission recognized Wilcox Memorial Hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. In 2014, the American Heart Association recognized Wilcox in three areas of excellence: stroke (S) – gold award, heart failure (HF) – silver award, and atrial fibrillation (AFIB) – participating hospital. Healthgrades also named Wilcox among the top 10 percent in the nation for outstanding patient experience in 2014. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, together with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic and the Wilcox Health Foundation, is affiliated with Hawai‘i Pacific Health, the state’s largest health care provider. Learn more at wilcoxhealth.org.

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