Hospital Receives 30 Day Notice From Anesthesia Group


Fallout of a business partnership can be devastating. Premier Anesthesia can provide a fast solution.

The Hospital Needed a Solution, Fast

The facility's contract with its anesthesia providers had run out and the group was going month-to-month with the hospital. One day, the providers gave the hospital notice: They were out in 30 days.

There was no permanent staff at the facility to coordinate how the department would move forward. All kinds of questions came up: How will this affect our quality of care? How can we keep our ORs going? How can we maintain our level of patient safety? If we turn to temporary staffing, how much will it cost?

The Premier Anesthesia Solution

When Premier Anesthesia's action team hit the ground, they had less than 30 days to stabilize the situation. The Chief CRNA says, "When the contract was awarded, all the wheels were put into motion. Premier immediately started identifying staff." Every day, the hospital needed a minimum of three anesthesiologists and seven CRNAs to keep its seven ORs running smoothly. By the beginning of the month, Premier Anesthesia had recruited six of the eight-and-a-half CRNAs required to maintain the level of service and one of the permanent physicians of the four-and-a-half necessary. A second doctor started the following month. A third doctor started two months later.