The Department of Anesthesiology and critical care medicine  at the Jo Ann Medical Center is the only division in Georgia which provides a cardiac intensive care for neonate and child as well as in the same direction keeps the leader position in adult cardiac intensive care.   The department of Critical care medicine for infants and child was established in 1996, and in 2000 officially came into being the Anesthesiology and adult critical care medicine department. Both division works as one whole department.

Each year we contribute to the recovery of about 500 pediatric patients with congenital heart disease and about 200 adult patients.  Also, patients are admitted to us from all regions of Georgia, including Abkhazia and Samachablo, as well as from neighboring countries.

The department is equipped with modern anesthesia equipment. We provide the patients with renal replacement therapy ( hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis).

Since 2006 we participated in ELSO (Extracorporeal Life Support) program, that was after interrupted because of technical and financial problems, but now we are on our way to renew this program that will give us possibility to save the neonates and children who need ECMO support.

We were the first who use Nitric Oxide (NO) in treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

The entire staff of our Center is a well aware about the poor condition of the little patient’s family, that’s why patient’s parents and relatives are supported by the Medical psychology team functioning at the JAMC.

            The mission of the department of Anesthesiology and critical care medicine is to provide exemplary care for critically ill patients, conduct cutting edge research related to life - threatening acute medical problems.  Indeed, the department plays a pivotal role in the safe and efficient care of the patients at the Jo Ann Medical Center.  We believe that our multidisciplinary approach that focused solely on the patient would improve survival rates and quality of life.

Now, as always, Anesthesiology and CCM department at the JAMC carries on the goals from the first day of Center’s establishment to identify and deliver the best available care for the most critically ill patients.