WESTFIELD — As part of its continued growth, Noble Hospital has hired Dr. Mehdi Pajouh as chief of Cardiology. Under the leadership of Pajouh, the hospital will expand internal cardiology services so that patients can receive expert cardiac care without having to leave the hospital. “As the new director, I’m hoping to improve not only the quality but also the quantity of services we are offering right now, finding coverage that is now missing on weekends and holidays,” he said. “Our end goal is to provide 24/7 cardiac care to our community.” Pajouh spent 11 years as a cardiologist with Westfield Cardiology, where he frequently collaborated with Noble Hospital. He says that folding his practice into the Noble Health Network will provide his patients with increased proximity, greater convenience, and more services. “Being in the hospital will improve and expedite the cardiac care that we are giving to our patients,” he said. “We are currently in talks with area cardiologists and hospitals to fill existing gaps and increase the number of procedures that we will be able to perform, including pacemaker, defibrillator, and electrophysiology [for patients with arrhythmias].” Pajouh finished his residency and fellowship at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland and was partially trained at Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in general cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and internal medicine.