Knowledge Center

September 9, 2010
No hospital executive wants to choose between finding additional funds for anesthesia services and reducing the number of surgeries at the facility. However, that is what many of today's anesthesia staffing models force executives to do. How serious is the problem? The Advisory Board Company reports nearly half of all hospitals temporarily closed operating rooms (ORs) due to the lack of anesthesia coverage. A tight market makes it exceedingly difficult to find additional funds, and reducing surgeries hurts the bottom line. Industry trends, such as staffing shortages and a rise in performance-based payment systems, add to the hospital's ongoing challenges.
August 9, 2010
Hugh Morgan, Somnia's Quality Assurance Officer sits down with us and discusses Somnia's Anesthesia Quality Assurance Program and its importance to hospital's today.
June 11, 2010
Q&A with Jonathan Friedman, COO, Somnia Anesthesia
June 11, 2010
"Driving Value in Anesthesia" is the topic of an white paper published in the June issue of HFM Magazine. Interviews with Lawrence M. Schecter, MD, FACS, Maureen Martin, MD, FACS, and Marc E. Koch, MD, MBA, shed light on the complex relationship between the clinical and non-clinical drivers of value around the OR, a hospital's key revenue generator.
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.