Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) recently began an Intensivist Program with providers who are specially trained in critical care medicine.
“While the care provided to our critical care patients is at a high level, the intensivist team has elevated the level and quality of care we provide to our sickest patients to an even higher level,” said Sandy McKenzie, COO.
The Intensivist Program is led by Elwyn Clark, DO, a fellowship trained intensivist. Other Intensivist Program providers include David Barillo, MD; Jolyn Crabb, NP; Cynthia Schuler, NP; and Christopher Doneski, NP.
“Our team is ready, excited and looking forward to helping the HMC community in its care of the critically ill,” said Clark.
Intensivists have advanced training and experience in treating the critically ill patient. Rather than focusing on specific body systems – like cardiologists (the heart and vascular system) or pulmonologists (the lungs and respiratory system) – intensivists take a comprehensive approach to caring for ICU patients. Intensivists oversee the many decisions involved in the care of a critically ill patient and coordinate the services the patient may need, including those from specialists.