Four Symptoms of Anesthesia Leadership Issues
In a group setting, it is not unusual for individual anesthesiologists to function on their own rather than as a cohesive unit. In addition to the way most anesthesia groups are structured, day-to-day clinical demands often prevent physicians from investing sufficient time in implementing emerging best clinical and business practices.
Symptoms of leadership issues in anesthesia departments include:
Lack of an action plan to address strategic and operational initiatives of the hospital
Clinician turnover forces the routine use of locum tenens
Anesthesia services and OR service needs are not aligned
Survey-readiness may be lacking
The Solution: Unique and Specific Anesthesia Action Plan
Premier Anesthesia addresses leadership issues through a number of proven methods:
Hospital-Specific Anesthesia Business Planning: Our management team develops a custom business plan and budget that addresses Premier's accountability and responsibility for meeting our client hospital's service, outcome and cost expectations. We then review our performance with designated hospital leadership on a monthly basis.
Amazing Onsite Anesthesia Medical Directors: We believe that an effective Onsite Anesthesia Medical Director (AMD) is critical to any hospital-based anesthesia group's long-term success. The AMDs at our practices are ultimately responsible for the clinical, operational and financial performance of their anesthesia provider team.
Regional Practice Governance: Each AMD reports to an experienced Regional Anesthesia Medical Director (RAMD). The RAMD is a practicing Anesthesiologist who serves as an ongoing resource and mentor for the Onsite AMD. Additionally, each regional team also has a Regional Operations Director, who works in partnership with the RAMD and each AMD to provide business management expertise for their designated practices. The Regional Operations Director regularly interfaces with their assigned hospitals.
Corporate Support: Premier's Corporate Support Team includes dedicated resources to assist the Regional and Local teams with the management of their practices, including provider recruiting, billing & collections, risk management, technology support, human resources, accounting, credentialing, analytics, etc.