Orange City Area Health System’s CEO Marty Guthmiller announced the signing of Le Thu, MD, to the hospital’s medical staff. Dr. Thu will be the first dedicated emergency medicine physician to join the health system. Currently, members of the health system’s family practice team provide ER services, and that will continue with the addition of Dr. Thu.
“We believe that the level and consistency of care is raised when we have our doctors caring for our patients,” reported Guthmiller. “ We look forward to welcoming Dr. Thu to our team and community. It is a testament to both that we are able to attract a physician of her quality and stature.”
Dr. Thu is currently an emergency medicine physician serving in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. She is board certified in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and urgent care. Dr. Thu received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Rush Presbyterian Medical Center University in Chicago, and did her internal medicine residency at Cincinnati Medical Center. She has served as an attending doctor of emergency medicine in numerous hospitals throughout the country.
“Dr. Thu brings to our health system a diversity in training, expertise and life experiences,” said Dr. Alan Laird, Chief Medical Officer for Orange City Area Health System. “She will help us continue in our goal of providing the best possible care to our patients and being their healthcare provider of choice. ”
Dr. Thu is a native of Indiana. Her professional interests include wilderness emergency medicine, foreign travel medicine, geriatric and preventive medicine, and pain management. She is fluent in English, French, and Vietnamese languages, and is a professionally trained dancer and choreographer in classical and modern ballet.
Dr. Thu will join Orange City Area Health System this coming April. For more information about the health system’s family practice clinics, hospital, emergency medicine services, senior care, and other services, visit ocHealthSystem.org.