George M. Kichura, MD, interventional cardiologist with Mercy Clinic and Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital, has been named presidentof the St. Louis Division Board of Directors for the American Heart Association for a two-year term. In this role, Dr. Kichura will help lead the association’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke through oversight of local revenue generation and health impact activities.
Dr. Kichura serves as the medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital. He has been involved with the American Heart Association Board of Directors since January 2003 and has served as the chair of the Heart Attack Committee. He continues to lead the Heart Attack STEMI group for Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) for the state of Missouri.
Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital, celebrating five years as St. Louis’ only dedicated heart hospital, is a comprehensive care center, including 96 private inpatient heart care rooms, diagnostic services, cardiovascular operating services, a cardiac catheterization lab, cardiac rehabilitation services, education resources and physician offices.