Company News

Nominations Open for Anesthesiologist of the Year and Anesthesia Resident of the Year Awards

Somnia Anesthesia Marked 2019 National Doctors’ Day with Annual Contests

HARRISON, NY (April 2, 2019) – Somnia Anesthesia, a national anesthesia practice management company, again marked National Doctors’ Day with its annual Anesthesiologist of the Year Award. The contest, now in its seventh year, honors an outstanding anesthesiologist who is recognized by his/her peers for dedication, hard work, clinical excellence, and commitment to providing the highest quality care every day.

Supporting a Critical Role in Healthcare
Realizing the importance of new entrants into this specialty, Somnia began hosting an annual companion award, Anesthesia Resident of the Year. Now in its second year, this national award recognizes the clinical and educational accomplishments and dedication to excellent patient care of an outstanding anesthesia resident.

Nominations in each category may be made online by fellow anesthesiologists, anesthesia residents, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physicians, surgeons, or other healthcare professionals. To nominate an anesthesiologist, fill out this form. To nominate an anesthesia resident, fill out this form.

Deadline for nominations is midnight Friday, April 12. Announcement of the winners, who will be selected by a panel of senior-level healthcare clinicians and administrators will be made on Friday, April 19. Each will receive an Amazon Echo

“As a perioperative physician, CEO and patient, I understand, on many levels, the critical role doctors play in maintaining the good health and wellbeing of society,” said Marc Koch, MD, MBA and CEO at Somnia Anesthesia. “I am equally proud of the unique part anesthesiologists, surgeons and perioperative physicians play in the provision of safe care every day. I also realize there are many times a doctor’s commitment, hard work, and sacrifice go unnoticed, so I am honored to acknowledge it through this symbol of Somnia’s sincere gratitude.” 

Doctors’ Day was signed into Public Law in 1990 and designated a national holiday to be celebrated each year on March 30, chosen because it coincides with the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. The day was first observed in the early 1930s.

About Somnia Anesthesia
Somnia Anesthesia is a national privately held anesthesia-only practice management company established in 1996 and headquartered in Harrison, NY. Our singular focus is on building and managing local anesthesia teams that consistently deliver the highest quality patient care, enhance operating room performance, increase revenues, and achieve full surgeon and patient satisfaction.

###