Knowledge Center

July 12, 2011
A California hospital was experiencing sub-par revenues as well as negative patient and surgeon satisfaction. The incumbent anesthesia group was incapable of providing sufficient competent coverage, with only a single team to support both the OR and OB, leaving the hospital's busy OB without adequate coverage. The hospital needed a new anesthesia partner to improve the department.
July 12, 2011
The decision to change anesthesia providers is a significant one, involving much more than simply hiring a new clinical team. It requires a thoughtful, well-managed approach that considers every stakeholder who will be affected by the change. This white paper describes three phases for anesthesia onboarding and change management in hospitals, and outlines best practices for a successful transition to a new anesthesia partner.
July 5, 2011
A group of highly-reputable GI doctors and a Major Medical Center teamed up to form a new GI ASC. The new ASC was planned to begin with 2 rooms and to grow quickly to 5 rooms as their caseload increased. The situation demanded an anesthesia company with the experience to develop and manage a team capable of handling rapid growth with periods of inconsistent volume, while providing 100% coverage and exceptional patient and surgeon satisfaction, leading them to choose Somnia to improve their staffing capabilities.
June 29, 2011
A Multi-Specialty Surgery Center outgrew their existing capacity and relocated to a spacious state-of the-art facility equipped to double their caseload volume, attract new talent and to expand their procedure reportoire. Somnia was strategically chosen as the anesthesia management team capable of competently handling procedural coverage, improving quality of care, recruiting qualified staff, and achieving record growth - the highest volume of procedures performed in the country.
June 21, 2011
This webinar, first presented in June 2011, explains how to evaluate your anesthesia program and what to expect when transitioning to a new provider in your hospital. The presenters, who include a hospital Chief Medical Officer and Chief of Anesthesia, as well as Somnia's Chief Medical Officer, provide concrete examples of how a change in anesthesia provider can result in a higher-performing OR, lower subsidy and improved hospital-physician relationships.