TriStar Centennial October 19, 2012

New PICU at Women’s & Children’s opened October 15, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 19, 2012) – TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital welcomes Marek Grzeszczak, M.D., to the new role of medical director for the facility’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) that opened October 15.

“As TriStar Centennial continues to increase the level of care available for children with the addition of a pediatric intensive care unit, Dr. Grzeszczak brings to our team the experienced leadership in pediatric critical care,” said Jeffrey Guy, chief medical officer of the pediatric program at TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital in Nashville, Tenn. “We proudly welcome Dr. Grzeszczak back to Nashville as part of our team providing a new healthcare choice for children across Middle Tennessee communities.”

Grzeszczak is board-certified in both pediatrics and pediatric critical care. His vast experience includes providing and managing critical, intensive care, and respiratory therapy programs for children under age 18.

Prior to joining TriStar Centennial, Grzeszczak was the medical director of pediatric transport services and an attending PICU physician at the Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children in Huntsville, Ala. He also previously served as an assistant professor of pediatric critical care and anesthesia and the medical director of respiratory therapy at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

In his current role, Grzeszczak will be responsible for overseeing the medical affairs of the pediatric intensive care unit at TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s. He will play a significant role in quality and utilization analysis, as well as policy development and implementation. Grzeszczak will collaborate with other physicians, clinical staff, and hospital administration as TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital expands healthcare services available for children in Middle Tennessee.

Grzeszczak received his medical degree from the Medical Academy School of Medicine in Wroclaw, Poland. He completed residencies in pediatrics at Specialistic County Hospital, also in Wroclaw, and at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, The Pennsylvania State University, in Hershey, Penn. Grzeszczak completed a fellowship in neonatal/perinatal medicine at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

For more information on pediatric services available at TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital, visit and select TriStar Centennial or call (615) 342-1919.

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room at Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.

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