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FRI, MAY 27, 2011

Calculating Anesthesia Age of Consent

Recently, the "age of consent" issue has taken center stage in the news. Stories like the Today Show's Should Kids Have Plastic Surgery to Avoid Bullying raise the question of what is the appropriate age for making treatment decisions. Anesthesiology News published an article, Fourteen - A Magic Number for Clinical... Read More

THU, MAY 19, 2011

Final Rule for Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program Issued

A new partnership of public and private entities, Partnership for Patients, has a mission to improve the quality of health care and lower the cost. That mission became the rallying cry of healthcare reform with the signing of the Affordable Care Act. An initiative from the Act, the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program, changes the... Read More

WED, MAY 4, 2011

May Blooms in Health Care Events

The month of May includes two annual celebrations recognizing the many contributions of healthcare professionals. Somnia Anesthesia wishes to thank and recognize all health care professionals, including the 250+ physicians and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) working in our affiliated facilities, for their continued commitment and dedication to excellent patient... Read More

TUE, APR 26, 2011

Study Links High-Quality Care with Lower Cost Trauma Care

High-quality hospitals deliver lower-cost care to trauma patients. That's according to a news release from the University of Rochester Medical Center on its study published in the Annals of Surgery. The lead author, Laurent G. Glance, M.D., is a professor of anesthesiology and community and preventive medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The study... Read More

THU, APR 14, 2011

Patient Safety Receives High Marks in Hospital Survey

Hospital staff members believe their facilities make the grade when it comes to patient safety. In the recently released Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), most respondents (75 percent) gave their area an "Excellent" or "Very Good" rating. Background on Study Over 470,000 hospital employees from... Read More