Recently, we opened a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit here at EIRMC. In addition to our already standing 10-bed Pediatric wing, this has added a great resource for local children to be able to receive critical care services without having to travel out of our area, keeping children and families together.

Children's critical care services are made possible by the addition of Pediatric Intensivists to the medical staff. These specialized physicians bring with them the training, knowledge and experience to treat even the sickest of children in our PICU.

EIRMC welcomed Dr. Jeremy Hertzig as the head of our new PICU, when it opened this last February.

As a Pediatric Intensivist, Dr. Hertzig is an expert in caring for the sickest kids, monitoring them for the slightest changes and helping to structure their acute care. Along with a team of highly specialized nursing staff, respiratory therapists, physical and occupation therapists he uses the most advanced equipment to tailor care for even the very smallest patients.

When speaking about bringing care closer to this area Dr. Hertzig says, "It is heartwarming the gratitude parents express for being able to stay close to home with their child and not being displaced to Boise or Salt Lake."

We extremely grateful too!

Eastern Idaho has a gained an invaluable resource, not only in our PICU, but in a great physician!