Learn from Someone Else's Experience


Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Your subsidies are increasing.
  • You are having compliance / regulatory issues.
  • There is potential for a crisis to occur.
  • You are having surgeon satisfaction issues.
  • You are having issues with Anesthesia Leadership.
  • There is a misalignment of strategic goals between the hospital and your anesthesia service provider.

If so, we can help.

Ken Montano, Director, Business Development





Problems We Solve

Anesthesia plays a key role in every hospital's operations including operating room efficiency (on-time starts, recovery time, etc.), patient safety and clinical outcomes and patient, surgeon and surgical staff satisfaction. Ironically, hospital anesthesia departments can sometimes feel and act like outsiders despite their deep integration with the hospital.

Premier Anesthesia has conducted over 150 evaluations of hospitals and found that there are three consistent issues that plague hospitals across the country.

1. Cost Issues

The biggest contributors to anesthesia-related costs are below optimum levels of OR room utilization and clinical productivity. OR utilization is a measure of use of an operating room that is appropriately staffed with personnel to successfully deliver a surgical procedure to a patient.
Factors affecting utilization rates include:

  • accuracy of estimated case time
  • cancellation rate
  • number of add-on cases available to fill gaps

Improvements in OR efficiency can have a major impact on hospital staff, finances and OR management. Watch the video of how increased productivity and efficiency resulted in substantial savings for a client hospital.

2. Leadership Issues

Lack of anesthesia leadership causes ripple effects throughout the OR. The role of anesthesia within a hospital touches other departments; accounting, business management, technology, and plays a critical role in a hospital's long-term success. Premier Anesthesia addresses leadership issues through a number of proven methods. 

  • Hospital-Specific Prescriptive Anesthesia Business Plan:  Our management team develops a custom business plan to address your hospital's operational issues.  Strategic anesthesia business initiatives that are aligned with the facility's needs and plans are included.
  • Our corporate quality assurance team implements a clinical evidence-based best practices program and clinical audits, including regulatory agency audit programs as necessary.
  • All Premier Anesthesia Medical Directors are required to complete a management training program sponsored through the University of Alabama-Birmingham Graduate Program in Health Services Administration which equips each with improved management and leadership skills.
  • We utilize the strongest clinical recruitment platform in the industry through its affiliation with Jackson Healthcare to ensure staffing continuity and integrity for its clients.

3. Service Issues

Oftentimes, the anesthesia services are not hospital-centric.  Facilities constantly seek increased patient volume, capacity and efficiencies to stay competitive and financially viable.  Successful anesthesia departments are based on well-defined relationships between hospital / facility stakeholders, physicians and patients.  Building such relationships and emphasizing alignment with your strategic initiatives is at the core of Premier Anesthesia's management strategy.