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A time to reflect on the state of our industry

As we start the holiday season, it is healthy to reflect on the past year. For myself, I think about our treasured partnerships with medical facilities and professionals around the country and how we have individually and collectively helped to create a positive impact on clinical providers and patients. But, I also recognize that the healthcare industry continues to face some complex challenges. Because many medical professionals who should be decision-makers often have no control over these choices, or their outcomes, some of these challenges feel momentous. For that reason, we offer trusted partnerships that focus on helping our partners...

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How to overcome anesthesia staffing challenges

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), by 2034, there will be a shortage of up to 124,000 physicians, with the most significant disparities being among specialty doctors, like anesthesiologists. Anesthesia staffing challenges have been going on for some time, which has made recruiting and retaining staff a full-time job in itself. Many hospitals and medical facilities don’t have the resources to take on sufficient recruiting, vetting, and hiring – let alone determine ways to prevent turnover. However, there is a solution. The right anesthesia management company has the tools to handle hiring practices efficiently and cost-effectively, saving...

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How an anesthesia management partner can help generate additional revenue

Throughout the country, many hospitals and clinics are reevaluating their anesthesiology programs. For too many years, there have been too many cancellations, too much disorganization, and too few providers resulting in high costs and low revenue. While patients are the priority, medical facilities also need to make money in order to stay open. Some are turning to anesthesia management partners for solutions. However, boosting revenue takes more than increasing surgeon case volume. Below we take a deeper dive into three ways anesthesia management partners can effectively deliver long-term and more profitable bottom lines.   Lowers Cancellation Rates It is estimated...

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5 Critical Anesthesia Related Issues Facing Hospitals

Many healthcare organizations are in the midst of reassessing their needs, restructuring their organization, and rebuilding their teams. When it comes to specialized services like anesthesia, hospitals must deal with the ebbs and flows of patient volume and new regulations. Furthermore, anesthesiologists and CRNAs are some of the most sought-after medical providers in the world, making them imperative to have available yet fraught with challenges such as inconsistent billing and staffing models. Below we take a deeper dive into five of the most significant issues facing anesthesia departments and how to overcome them. ​ Recruitment and Retention The competition for...

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Why Outsourcing Anesthesia Care Makes a Difference for Community Hospitals

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, it is predicted that there will be a shortage of anywhere between 38,000 to 124,000 physicians by 2034, with rural areas the most impacted. Rural and community hospitals have long struggled with being able to deliver quality care as they grapple with staffing shortages and closures – both hastened by the pandemic. CRNAs and anesthesiologists are vital to a population in need of surgical care in these areas. Lack of staff can lead to canceled surgeries or sending patients to other facilities, sometimes hours away. However, recruiting and retaining top talent is...

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