About Premier Anesthesia

Premier Anesthesia was founded in 2001 by Rick Jackson, founder of Jackson Healthcare.


About Jackson Healthcare

Premier is proud to be part of the Jackson Healthcare Family of Companies. Jackson Healthcare is privately owned and provides healthcare facilities with physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to ensure the delivery of timely, high-quality patient care. Jackson Healthcare is one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the US, serving more than 5MM patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities. The company also provides hospitals with logistical technology solutions for patient throughput and systematic, operational efficiency. Jackson Healthcare has earned national media coverage by providing innovative solutions to healthcare problems and by championing local, national and international charitable work. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has recognized Jackson Healthcare as one of the Best Places to Work for seven consecutive years, ranking them first in 2014, 2015 and 2016.


Premier Anesthesia's Recent History

In 2009, Rick Jackson called on Kerry Teel to lead Premier Anesthesia as its President. Kerry was a Hospital Leader for over 35 years and knows firsthand how critical it is for hospital leadership to monitor, measure and create alignment with anesthesia. Kerry and the team at Premier have developed evidence-based processes, procedures, tools and dashboards that Kerry had wanted as a CEO, but never received from anesthesia groups. Further, Kerry has instilled a "hospital-and-stakeholder-centric" approach to all that Premier does. This means that all clinical, operational and financial decisions for our anesthesia practices are based upon what is best for the hospital and its stakeholders (patients, surgeons, perioperative staff and leadership). This philosophy has been a game-changer for hospitals and surgeons seeking an anesthesia partner who is focused on the Triple AIMs of Healthcare (improve quality and safety outcomes, create an excellent patient experience and reduce cost).

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