Knowledge Center

June 1, 2010
Somnia Anesthesia Services recently presented a free webinar entitled "Keeping Your Surgeons Satisfied - The Role of Anesthesia Management in Meeting Their Demands and Optimizing the OR." Speakers were Maureen Martin, MD, chief of surgery at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, Calif.; Jim Edwards, CEO of Greater Hazelton (Pa.) Health Alliance; and Marc Koch, MD, president and CEO of Somnia.
April 27, 2010
The survival of today's hospitals depends on how well management balances the financial, administrative and quality performance of their staff. One method for achieving a positive return on investment (ROI) is to establish the hospital's operating room (OR) as a center of excellence. Effective management of anesthesia services plays a pivotal role in achieving excellence in the OR. This white paper examines what drives value in the OR and how focusing on clinical quality excellence in anesthesia services is an effective technique for maximizing OR efficiencies.
April 19, 2010
The Goldilocks Anesthesia Foundation just published the secret to preventing both postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and postoperative pain in the April 2010 issue of 'Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,' the undisputed number one journal in the field.
March 29, 2010
On March 23, Somnia Anesthesia Services hosted a Webinar titled, "Improving Operating Room and Anesthesia Efficiency in Your Hospital," which highlighted how anesthesia efficiency can affect OR efficiencies and a hospital's revenues. Presenters were Debra Shumelda, director perioperative services of St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, N.Y., and Robert Goldstein, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Somnia Anesthesia Services.
March 25, 2010
This is the first in a series of white papers designed to explore issues germane to hospitals struggling to control anesthesia subsidies. While market conditions may not drive subsidies down, or cause them to disappear entirely, understanding their etiology may provide facilities a lens through which to view them and offer perspective. The series is especially valuable for those who are concerned with qualitative, quantitative and/or financial aspects of ORs, anesthesia services or other contingent services.