Knowledge Center

September 28, 2011
This white paper addresses the factors leading to healthcare reform, the potential obstacles that can emerge, and the vital role anesthesia can play in helping hospitals succeed in the VBP program.
July 19, 2011
This case study describes how an acute care hospital in southern California sought a new anesthesia provider with the ability to improve staffing, meet increasing demand, provide effective leadership and reduce a growing subsidy. Download this case study to learn how Somnia developed and executed a successful onboarding program at this hospital.
July 14, 2011
A major New York hospital was contending with inadequate performance by its anesthesia team, which failed to meet the needs of the facility, its surgical staff and its patients. The hospital's surgeons were dissatisfied with both the lack of coverage and poor staffing performance. Somnia implemented a robust MD/CRNA staffing model that provides 100% coverage to both OR and OB, controlling anesthesia costs for the hospital.
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.