BELLEVILLE — Washington University Physicians in Illinois Inc. will provide intensivist services to critical care patients at Memorial beginning April 1, the hospital said today.
Dr. Jiggar Hindia of O’Fallon, will serve as medical director of Memorial’s intensivist program.
“We are very pleased to have Washington University physicians provide intensivist services to our critical care patients,” said Mark J. Turner, Memorial Regional Health Services president. “In addition, Dr. Hindia brings a wealth of experience and expertise and will be an asset to our team and our patients.”
Hindia completed his internal medicine residency and critical care fellowship at St. John’s Mercy Health Center in St. Louis. Board-certified in both internal medicine and critical medicine, he worked as an intensivist and teleinvensivist at several hospitals in the region.
An intensivist is a board-certified physician who has advanced training and experience in treating complex critically ill patients. The intensivist has the primary responsibility for the ICU patient’s care leading a team of caregivers who are experts in different specialties. The intensivist also oversees the many decisions involved in a critically ill patient’s care, and coordinates all the other services the patient may need – including those from specialists.
About Memorial Regional Health Services
Memorial Regional Health Services is a non-profit organization which is part of BJC HealthCare. It is the parent organization of Memorial Hospital Belleville, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Care Center, Memorial Medical Group and Memorial Foundation. Mark J. Turner serves as president.
• Memorial Hospital Belleville is a 222-bed acute care MAGNET designated hospital offering emergency and critical care services as well as medical, surgical and obstetrics along with a full complement of diagnostic and treatment services. Also located on the Belleville campus, The Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program that includes physical, occupational, speech and hand therapy.
• Memorial Hospital East is a 94-all private bed hospital located in Shiloh. Memorial Hospital East offers a 24/7 emergency department, medical, surgical and diagnostic services including cardiac catheterization, imaging and laboratory. The Family Care Birthing Center features 16 spacious LDRP suites, two dedicated c-section rooms and 24/7 neonatology coverage.