History


Thank you for your interest in Eau Claire Anesthesiologists, Ltd. To introduce you to our organization, it may be helpful to look at the history of our group and how it originated.

In 1956, two anesthesiologists, Dr. Harry Thimke and Dr. Robert Bjurstrom came to Eau Claire to start their practice of anesthesiology. Together they formed Eau Claire Anesthesiologists. As the years passed and the community of Eau Claire grew, so did ECA. By 1986, ECA had increased in sized to not only nine (9) anesthesiologists but the seven certified registered nurse anesthetists originally employed by the two hospitals in town, who joined the group to form the care team that is still in place today.

The group has grown significantly since 1986 and can currently boast about a care team comprised of 22 MD’s, 40 CRNAs and 5 IVRN’s. In addition to the two original area hospitals, Luther Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospitals, ECA also provides anesthesia services to the patients of Oak Leaf Surgical Hospital.
As much as the group and the area have grown, ECA has continued to offer personal service and a team approach to anesthesia care. We are proud of the excellent service we are able to provide as a care team to not only our patients but the facilities as well.

Our physicians are all Board Certified Anesthesiologists and members of the Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists, the National American Society of Anesthesiologists and Anesthesia Quality Institute.

ECA has been fortunate to work together with such a caring team of talented CRNAs and MDs. Providing services at several in town facilities provides a variety of challenges and experiences to everyone as well as offering the opportunity to work with an expanded care team of excellent nurses, aides, and surgeons at each facility.
If you are interested in learning more about ECA and potential career opportunities, please feel free to click on our link to careers and upload your CV.

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