- 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.
Ken Montano, Director,
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
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
Financial issues, leadership challenges and customer
service needs can weaken anesthesia departments over time. If left
unchecked, crises may occur. Premier Anesthesia has solutions and
resources to address impending anesthesia department crises,
including provision of immediate staffing and management. For more
information on Premier Anesthesia's crisis management solutions,