Joe Kirk, Executive Vice President and
Richard O. Schooler, D.O., Chief Medical
Freeman Health System, Joplin, Missouri
In a group setting, it is not unusual for individual
anesthesiologists to function on their own rather than as a
cohesive unit. In addition to the way most anesthesia groups are
structured, day-to-day clinical demands often prevent physicians
from investing sufficient time in implementing emerging best
clinical and business practices.
Symptoms of leadership issues in anesthesia departments
- Lack of an action plan to address strategic and operational
initiatives of the hospital
- Survey-readiness may be lacking
- Clinician turnover forces the routine use of locum tenens
- Anesthesia services and OR service needs are not aligned
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.