On-The-Fence Hospital Validated with a Smooth Transition


Committing to outsourced anesthesia management is a big decision - but is it a big decision that you can afford to postpone? When big decisions are looming, you can feel like you're going around in circles. It's hard to know where to turn for a smooth transition. This hospital in the Midwest wanted to improve its anesthesia service, and it was a bumpy start.

What Might Have Been

About four years ago, conversations about increasing anesthesia efficiency were moving in a good direction, then a roadblock went up.

Two years later, Premier Anesthesia was asked to make a presentation about its services. Unexpectedly under spotlights and in front of an audience of about 60 people - surgeons and other physicians, plus hospital leadership at the facility and its cross-town system companion - Premier Anesthesia executives explained how they could make ORs run more effectively. Those in attendance actually voted and Premier Anesthesia placed first among the finalists. Just as Premier rolled up their sleeves to start work, the head of the health system slammed on the breaks.

Time to Revisit that Partnership

Now we fast forward another two y