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Hala El Chami, MD Joins Pulmonary/Critical Care Department

July 10th, 2018

Cheshire Medical Center is pleased to welcome Hala El Chami, MD to the Pulmonary Department. Prior to joining Cheshire, Dr. El Chami completed a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. El Chami holds a Doctor of Medicine from University of Balamand in Koura, Lebanon and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. She also did a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical research where she focused on pulmonary hypertension at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts.

 

The Pulmonary/Critical Care Department provides all necessary therapeutic and diagnostic modalities for the management of respiratory disorders such as COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, breathlessness, chronic cough, and also consultative services in our Intensive Care Unit [ICU]. The ICU at Cheshire is a specialized center where highly trained nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, and others employ intensive monitoring to offer high quality care in a patient’s time of need.  Patients may be moved to the ICU for close monitoring after surgery or to stabilize organ dysfunction.  Common conditions requiring movement to the ICU might include heart failure, infections resulting in blood pressure instability, respiratory failure, heart rhythm disturbances, and others. 


Cheshire Medical Center is a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health affiliate providing the communities in the Greater Monadnock Region a continuum of care spanning primary care and specialty medicine, to surgical services and acute inpatient care.  For 125 years, the nonprofit Medical Center has been caring for the health and wellness of the local community through clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit cheshiremed.org.