Connecticut – Anchor Health Initiative Corp (“Anchor Health Initiative” or “AHI”) announced today that A.C. Demidont, DO, AAHIVS, is stepping down from her role as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) effective January 27, 2020. She is transitioning out of patient care to pursue career opportunities in advancing HIV prevention across New England. Dr. Demidont will join AHI’s Board of Directors to oversee its mission. She will also be a volunteer consultant for AHI’s care team, which includes medical providers, managers, and support staff.
Dr. Demidont commented, “It has been an honor to be a part of the foundation of Anchor Health Initiative—an organization setting the standard for LGBTQ-affirming health care in Connecticut. Although I will no longer provide patient care, I assure you that my presence and spirit will be alive at AHI.
It has not been an easy decision to no longer serve in a direct role with staff and patients, many of whom I have known for years, but this is something I need to do to preserve my faculties so I can continue advocating for LGBTQ health care. I will be moving into a position that allows me to focus on HIV prevention efforts across New England.
To all my patients, thank you so much for your ongoing support. Because of you, AHI has grown from me working in a closet in New Haven to a fully-fledged health care agency with two locations, 1,400 patients, and a diverse staff of over twenty individuals who proudly reflect the communities that we serve.
By continuing your care at AHI, you are ensuring that the energy and passion I founded this organization with stays here.”
Anchor Health Initiative will be working closely with Dr. Demidont in the coming weeks to find a suitable candidate for CMO.
About Anchor Health Initiative
Anchor Health Initiative is a health care provider offering medical services to everyone in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community with particular expertise in the area of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and transgender medicine. The mission of Anchor Health Initiative is to embrace and promote the health and well-being of LGBTQ individuals and others living in our communities by providing compassionate, comprehensive, and evidence-based medical care in a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment.