Wit A. Jamry M.D.
Dr. Wit A Jamry was born in Poland. He received his medical degree from Medical School in Poznan, Poland. After relocating to the United States, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1991-1993 he completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Wit Jamry is an Adjunct Associate Professor at St. Louis University Medical School, Division of Geriatrics. The specific duties of this appointment are research and educational endeavors with the Division of Geriatric Medicine including faculty, fellows, residents, nurses and medical students.
Geriatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the physiological characteristics of aging and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the aged. A geriatric is a physician who has specialized post graduate education and experience in the medical care of older people.
Dr. Jamry is practicing at the following hospitals: St. Luke’s Hospital, Des Peres Hospital, and is a faculty member of St. Louis University Medical School.
St. Luke’s Hospital was recognized in 2007, 2008 and 2009 as one of America’s 50 Best Hospital by HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings company. St. Luke’s Hospital is the only healthcare facility in Missouri and a ten-state region to be named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals – ranking among the top one percent in the nation based on superior clinical quality over a nine-year time period.
National Study gives St. Luke’s Hospital five-star ratings in several specialties for 2010. The 12th annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study ranked St. Luke’s Hospital among the top performers in a number of clinical specialties, including pulmonary, gastrointestinal and critical care services. St. Luke’s Hospital ranked number one in Missouri for critical care, which includes treating severe conditions such as Respiratory Failure and Sepsis.
Des Peres Hospital has a special Acute Care Division for the Elderly called the ACE unit. This unit is designed to meet the special needs of the older patient while maintaining a patient’s functionality and independence. The ACE unit treats acute medical conditions ranging from aftercare to pain management. It was developed in conjunction with St. Louis University’s nationally recognized geriatrics program and community geriatricians.
The Acute Care for Elderly unit’s interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, dieticians and others, designs treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific physical and social needs. Personalized treatment is designed by this team, who are focused on and sensitive to the care of older patients. Treatment plans are reviewed with the primary care physician.
Dr. Jamry coordinates the following services through Home Care Providers for homebound patients:
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Home Health Aides
Patient Drug Information
All homebound patients are discussed and evaluated by Dr. Jamry and the home care providers ever Thursday in his office. During this meeting, medical care, social issues and spiritual needs of the patient are discussed. This allows Dr. Jamry to closely monitor his homebound patients.
Dr. Jamry serves as the Medical Director of Garrison Care Center. Every Tuesday Dr. Jamry meets with the medical team, social services, Director of Nursing and other medical staff to discuss patient’s care.
Dr. Wit A. Jamry is the President and Founder of the Please Help Build A Better St. Louis – Aging Gracefully and Safely At Home Coalition in Conjunction with The Vashon/Jeff Vander Lou Initiative.
The goals of the coalition are:
Improve the quality of life for bedridden/homebound patients.
To promote exemplary medical care to all St. Louisans and remove St. Louis from the status as an underserved area.
Improve life expectancy for all citizens in St. Louis so that it is comparative to the average of the State and the Nation.
To remove barriers that interfere with the access to medical care in the community.
Prevent pre-mature admissions to nursing homes by providing for the coordination of home and community as long as possible.
To reduce duplication of services and prevent unnecessary services to our patients.
To support caregivers in their commitment to keep their loved ones in the community as long as possible.
To provide advocacy to homebound/bedridden patients, particularly patients with cognitive impairments who cannot represent themselves and are often taken advantage of by a healthcare system that appears overwhelming.
To coordinate all health related organizations in St. Louis to improve the health care delivery system.
To establish scholarship programs for future professionals and research in the field of geriatric medicine.
To establish the importance of patients choice and protect the patients rights.
To implement care meetings which coordinate the patient’s health care between the primary care physician, home cares, family members and most importantly the patients themselves.
To work together to establish a strong doctor patient relationship by following our “Ten Commandments of Good Patient Care”.