Consulting with Integrity
Giving advice can be a tricky business. You have to prove yourself a strong, well-informed partner, with the best interests of the client at the foundation of every recommendation you make. Even then, the final decision is always up to the client.
We start with a thorough assessment.
In the case of a facility in New England, Premier Anesthesia was called in for a consulting engagement and was diligent, as always. A Vice President with the facility marveled at how comprehensive Premier's process was. Premier provided a 360° view of how the anesthesia service worked by interviewing every possible stakeholder and examining OR cases in-depth. Premier was specifically looking at the size of the anesthesia team and the structure of the department.
The VP says the assessment report was "right on." It validated the competency of the hospital's contract anesthesia group. The VP points out that it wasn't exactly in Premier Anesthesia's best interest to give the anesthesia group a strong assessment, but it was obviously objective and therefore, respected. So were the rest of the recommendations.
The initial conversations with Premier proved invaluable to the facility. Based on those, the leadership was confident in making changes. Premier Anesthesia applies its proprietary tools, including Evidence-Based Staffing, to customize a plan of action. The goal is to align the anesthesia service to the mission of the hospital. As a solid partner in developing that strategy, Premier provided all the information necessary to equip the facility in making its decisions.
Our goal is to provide you with a roadmap that impacts positive change.
The facility chose to implement recommendations itself, involving the streamlining of staff and realignment of administrative responsibilities, with a savings of approximately $200,000.
Premier Anesthesia gives an honest assessment and clients can, as this facility did, choose to implement enhancements themselves. Premier Anesthesia stands ready to help execute its customized plan, unique to each facility, through their full outsourced solution or service line management.
Premier's consultants have firsthand knowledge of how the dynamics of healthcare affect hospitals. These professionals suggest ways to enhance the clinical, financial and operational performance of anesthesia service. In some cases that means validating practices and personnel currently in place, if they truly are the best for the facility. It's doing business with integrity, showing that Premier Anesthesia operates in its clients' best interest, even if that goes against its own.