Wilcox Memorial Hospital announces the addition of Dr. Anne Dempsey and Dr. Erik Russell, internal medicine physicians, to its staff.

“We are very excited 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 highly-skilled physicians, and I’m confident they will be well received by our patients and community.”

Dempsey formerly practiced as a hospitalist for nine years in Austin, Texas. Her transition to primary care gives her the opportunity to have a long-term relationship with patients and their families. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

After receiving her medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dempsey completed her internship and residency at UT Southwestern/Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Russell is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

After receiving his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Russell completed his residency at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore.

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.

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