Alpharetta, GA - October 6, 2010 - Kadlec Regional Medical Center, a 201-bed hospital in Richland, Washington, received a $930,000 "check" from Premier Anesthesia, the hospital's anesthesia management partner.
The $930,000 savings was the result of a 212 degree, extra-mile recruiting effort from Premier to fill several open anesthesia provider positions. Premier recruiters were able to fill those positions in record time. Dr. Dheeraj Ahuja, Premier Anesthesia's Medical Director at Kadlec Regional Medical Center, presented the check to hospital President, Lane Savitch and Vice President Finance, Julie Meek.
Mr. Savitch was not surprised by the check presentation or the amount. "We had every confidence that Premier would deliver. Historically, an arrangement like this would be unique, but in these economic times, hospitals and physician partners must be aligned to produce efficiencies, lower costs, maintain high quality of care levels and meet the expectations of our patients."
"I've been on the other side as a hospital CEO, and receiving a check back from any partner or vendor was extremely rare. It just did not happen," said Kerry Teel, President of Premier Anesthesia. "At Premier, we focus on alignment with our clients' strategic goals. In this case, it was developing a staffing structure based on OR utilization and working with Kadlec Regional Medical Center to build an anesthesia department that reflects and embraces their culture."
"It is rare to find so many good people working collaboratively toward a common goal," Dr. Ahuja agreed. "It felt great to be a part of the Premier Anesthesia team and pass that savings on to our client, especially in these economic times," he added. "Premier has a very difficult job. You have very strong physician personalities on one side, and financially-strapped administrators demanding performance on the other."
Recruiting is a key differentiator from Premier's competition according to Teel. "No other anesthesia management company has the recruiting resources that Premier has," he said. "Our recruiting resources, vetting process and medical leadership development program set us apart. Kadlec Regional Medical Center recognizes our strength in this key area."
About Kadlec Regional medical center -As a non-profit, private corporation governed by local volunteer trustees, Kadlec Regional Medical Center's decisions are made with the community's best interest in mind. We are dedicated to bringing you and your family not only some of the latest high-tech medical equipment but our staff is committed to providing all our patients with compassionate, high quality care. Kadlec Regional Medical Center is the home to a growing open heart surgery and interventional cardiologyprogram, the region's only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a world-class all digital outpatient imaging center as well as a number of other innovative services and programs.
Kadlec Regional Medical Center … A Higher Level of Care
About Premier Anesthesia - As a pioneer in anesthesia management, Premier has identified innovative ways to unlock operating room potential. Recognizing that no two hospitals are alike, Premier employs proprietary diagnostic tools that support an evidence-based approach to management along with a commitment to bring a transparency to its clients. For more information, visit Premier's website at www.premieranesthesia.com.
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