Wilcox Memorial Hospital announces the addition of family medicine physicians Patricia M. Mayer, MD, and Tracey Richardson, MD, to its staff.

“We are delighted to welcome them to the Wilcox ‘ohana,” said Jen H. Chahanovich, president and CEO of Wilcox Memorial Hospital and CEO of Kaua‘i Medical Clinic. “They are passionate and caring physicians who will help our patients stay healthy by providing personalized, quality care for our community.”

Mayer formerly practiced in Duluth, Minnesota, as a family physician for 13 years and served four years in the US Air Force. Her 17 years of experience gives her the opportunity to care for patients of all ages, particularly in the areas of acute care, chronic disease management and preventive health services.

A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, she received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and completed her internship and residency at Duluth Family Practice in Duluth. She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking and playing golf.

Richardson is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the North Carolina Medical Society. Her interests are in the areas of acute care, preventive health services, chronic disease management and caring for patients of all ages.

After receiving her medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Richardson completed her residency at the University of South Florida and Morton Plant Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

After working on the Big Island for almost 3 years, Richardson moved to Kaua‘i to practice medicine. She enjoys spending time with her family, stand-up paddle boarding, traveling and hiking.

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, the state’s largest health care provider. Learn more at wilcoxhealth.org.