Parcha named medical director of progressive care unit at University Hospital
Siva Parcha, M.D., a hospitalist/internal medicine physician with USA Health, will partner with nursing staff and the primary providers of patients in the PCU to optimize high-quality, patient-centered care.
By Lindsay Lyle
Siva Parcha, M.D., a hospitalist/internal medicine physician with USA Health, was named medical director of the progressive care unit at USA Health University Hospital. In this capacity, he will partner with nursing staff and the primary providers of patients in the PCU to optimize high-quality, patient-centered care.
The progressive care unit provides a level of care to patients who are not sick enough for the intensive care unit but not well enough to move to a regular hospital floor.
“My main aim is to make the PCU a step-down unit rather than a step up and provide the best possible care for our patients,” said Parcha, who joined USA Health in 2019. “With proper utilization of PCU, the current data available shows that we can improve rates of hospital-acquired conditions and minimize codes. It also minimizes the bounce-back of patients between the ICU and medical-surgical floors.”
Parcha, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, will continue his role as a hospitalist, a physician who cares for hospitalized patients.
He has worked as a hospitalist for the past seven years at facilities throughout the United States and understands the importance of having a well-managed PCU, he said. He looks forward to combining his perspective as a hospitalist with his administrative role as medical director of the PCU.
Parcha received his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center at Permian Basin.