Press Releases

Date
10-19-2012

Name
Christa Steiner,, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Phone
419-542-5672

Fax
419-542-6506

Email
csteiner@cmhosp.com

CMH Now Has 24/7 ICU Coverage

HICKSVILLE, OH—Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) has contracted with Hospital Care Group (HCG) to provided 24/7 coverage for its Intensive Care Unit (ICU) program. CMH’s ICU serves young adult to geriatric patients who are critically ill as a result of surgery, injury, or acute illness. Symptoms may include acute respiratory failure, cardiac instability, or multisystem organ failure.  The ICU patient may require cardiac monitoring, specialized nursing care, or pharmacologic treatments not provided in less acute hospital areas.

Since the introduction of its ICU program in 2009, CMH has provided excellent high-level care for critically ill patients. This service allows patients to receive high-quality individualized care close to home, avoiding transfers to larger hospitals farther from home.

Founder of HCG, Khurrum A. Shaikh, MD, and his staff will provide 24/7 coverage of CMH’s ICU. Prior to opening HCG, Dr. Shaikh pioneered Parkview Hospital’s hospitalist program, which has now grown to 14 physicians seeing 120 patients per day. Dr. Shaikh is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

“Dr. Shaikh is a dynamic, energetic, team-oriented physician,” said Jane Zachrich, Chief Nursing Officer and VP Patient Services. “His extensive clinical and leadership experience makes him a perfect fit for our hospital. We are thrilled to partner with Dr. Shaikh and HCG to provide this high level of care at CMH.”

All of CMH’s ICU Registered Nurses (RNs) are Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified in addition to completing additional courses in critical care education. At least one ICU nurse is in house at all times.

For more information about Community Memorial Hospital’s ICU program, please contact Jane Zachrich, Chief Nursing Officer  and VP Patient Services at 419-542-5567

ABOUT COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL:
Community Memorial Hospital (CMH) is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Hicksville, Ohio. For more than 50 years, CMH has been serving the citizens of Northwest Ohio and adjoining Indiana communities. CMH offers inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, obstetrics, comprehensive rehabilitation and wellness programs, and the region’s only open high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Community Memorial Hospital is an independent affiliate of the Lutheran Health Network. For more information on Community Memorial Hospital and its physicians visit www.cmhosp.com or call 419-542-6692.

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