Anesthesia Win-Win: Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Quality Increase, Cost Decrease

When surgeons know they can rely on strong OR coverage, they are confident when they schedule patients' surgeries.  At Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, surgeons have a renewed confidence now that Premier Anesthesia has revamped the anesthesia practice.

The hospital's Executive Vice President and Administrator Mark Bever says the difference now is night and day:  "With our previous anesthesia provider group, the first reaction I experienced any time anesthesia was mentioned was anxiety, dread, and always extremely, extremely cautious."  Bever says the perception expressed by surgeons and hospital staff regarding the focus of the previous anesthesia group was "to get as much as one could for oneself, while doing the very least possible, and go home as early as possible."  That's, of course, no way to run an OR. 

"With Premier it's the exact opposite.  They understand who the customers are and take great care to serve the customers qualitatively, professionally and conveniently," Bever says.

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