THU, MAY 31, 2012

Somnia's Marc Koch on Ensuring Hospital OR Success

In mid-May, hundreds of hospital executives and industry leaders convened in Chicago for the 2012 Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Conference. The featured speakers spoke on a variety of issues impacting today’s healthcare environment including ACOs, physician-hospital integration and improving profitability.

Somnia was proud to be a “gold” exhibitor at the conference and was also afforded the opportunity to speak during a Friday workshop session. CEO and President Marc Koch, MD, MBA, presented on “Avoiding a Hurricane: How to Evaluate Your Anesthesia Provider and Ensure Your OR’s Success.”

In his presentation, Dr. Koch stressed the importance of early and ongoing evaluation of an anesthesia group; the length of time (18 months) it takes to explore new options and change providers; and the five early warning signs of suboptimal anesthesia services – clinical inefficiency and Ineffectiveness; discord and disconnect; customer dissatisfaction; administrative problems; and the movement of anesthesiology clinicians to other facilities in the area.

For more information on the Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Conference, visit To watch the presentation in full or to download the PDF-version, click here.

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