Arthur St. Andre, MD, FCCM (Treasurer)
Internist, Critical Care Physician, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
A 750-bed academic medical center, Washington Hospital Center (MHWC) has operated its SICUs using the “intensivist-led” critical care team model for more than 30 years. This model puts management responsibility for patient care and the program of critical care in five intensive units with more than 50 beds that serve 5,000 patients each year.
During his recent career, Arthur has been director, Surgical Critical Care Services; a member of the Board of Directors of MWHC; an officer on the medical board; and interim director of Quality, Safety, Infection Control, Risk and Medical IT. Since 1982, he has been chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Arthur’s career as a clinician and educator has been very active. In 2005 he received the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) distinguished Shubin Weil Award for Excellence in Critical Care. While a member of SCCM, Arthur was selected to be a member of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, helped to develop the national ICU database, Project IMPACT, and served as chair of the ICU Design Committee.
In addition to his board service, Arthur has participated in FGI’s Health Guidelines Revision and Steering committees for more than 20 years. He is also a past member of the ABIM’s Critical Care Board.
It’s important that people from many disciplines -- architects, designers, engineers, and clinicians -- get involved in developing the Guidelines because we all come at it from a different perspective. FGI provides a collaborative environment in which to do this work, which is one way we as architects can best serve our clients.