A Regional Anesthesia Network May Be Your Solution


Great American Inventor Henry Ford put it well: "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

Creating Regional Anesthesia Networks Can Give Small or Rural Hospitals Advantages that Larger Facilities Have

At Premier Anesthesia, we want to ensure success at hospitals of all sizes, in all areas of the country. Some smaller facilities or those located in more remote areas struggle to maintain consistent, high-quality, reliable anesthesia service at an affordable cost. Our solution? Working together for success.

For instance, when OR volume ebbs and flows, you want to be able to adjust anesthesia staff accordingly. An anesthesia network would create a large provider pool to support the fluctuations, and cover provider vacations and vacancies more cost-effectively. That gives maximum flexibility and would minimize the need for locums and their associated premium cost.

Smaller facilities and those in outlying areas demand top-notch quality, just like everywhere else. Premier Anesthesia's regional anesthesia networks achieve that level of service with standardized protocols and procedures and include a network-wide system for monitoring quality. Establishing rules and guidelines is great, but who is there to enforce them to make a long-term difference? A Premier Anesthesia Regional Medical Director provides our networks with onsite quality assessments, chart audits, regulatory agency compliance, reviews and audits. Premier Anesthesia's business information platform provides the Regional Director of Operations with the right management reports and tools to make the right business decisions to ensure each client hospital is achieving quality and cost-effective anesthesia services. This oversight is laser-focused on your hospital's clinical and financial goals and objectives.

Anesthesia Networks Create an Economy of Scale for Rural / Semi-Rural Facilities, Boosting Anesthesia Purchasing Power

Premier Anesthesia's Evidence-Based Staffing (EBS) tools go in-depth to customize staffing for increased OR efficiency and provider productivity. Networks would also have enough market share to maximize reimbursement rates. Both of these strategies help reduce overall anesthesia costs.

Surgical out-migration is a serious problem for smaller, rural facilities. Premier Anesthesia's networks have proprietary technology to ensure patient safety and quality of care like TeleAnesthesia to provide real-time case management by an anesthesiologist. That oversight gives surgeons the support they need to successfully perform more complex cases, reducing the need for patients to leave the community for care. If necessary, the network can follow up with post-surgical care support to meet the care needs of the patients with more complex surgery needs. Together, these steps form a strategy to reverse the out-migration trend, increasing a hospital's net revenue and cash flow.

Premier Anesthesia's customer-centric service culture results in improved patient and surgeon satisfaction. Working together for the benefit of all networks members means more patients feel confident staying in their hometown hospitals. In turn, those hospitals prosper and communities thrive as a result. Working together really is success.

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