Somnia Anesthesia Achieves Relisting as Patient Safety Organization

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 15, 2017)  Somnia Anesthesia, a leading national anesthesia management company, has been relisted as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a lead Federal agency and HHS program administrator. The PSO program derived from the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 which was created and enacted by congress. While developing the requirements for certification in 2008, the AHRQ began its listing of PSOs.

Somnia Anesthesia holds the added distinction of being listed over multiple cycles as a PSO, meaning that the company has repeatedly established and adheres to the eight key patient safety activities specified in the Patient Safety Rule laid out by the AHRQ. Hugh Morgan, MHA, CPHQ, CMPE, vice president at Somnia, has successfully led the company’s rigorous application process since 2011.

“We are proud to have successfully completed our second PSO relisting survey with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This continued distinction as a federally approved patient safety organization represents and validates our ongoing commitment to a culture of patient safety and high-quality outcomes in anesthesia services,” says Hugh Morgan, vice president Somnia Anesthesia.

“The shared commitment between Somnia and our dedicated anesthesia clinicians demonstrates our sharp focus on clinical safety and delivers quantifiable benefits, not only to the clients we serve, but also to their patients,” says Dr. Robert Goldstein, CMO, Somnia Anesthesia.

“As a Chief of Anesthesiology for Somnia, I am dedicated to the provision of the safest patient care and to leading a care team that delivers on that goal,” says Dr. Robert Karpinos, director of Perioperative Services, St. Barnabas Hospital, NYC. “Being part of a recognized PSO serves to strengthen our clinical performance and improve patient care.”

Facts About PSOs

  • Since the inception of the PSO designation in 2008, there have been approximately 160 recipients of which only 86 remain active. That equates to nearly 50% of PSOs becoming delisted.
  • Of the active PSOs, less than 40 have gone through two relisting cycles
  • Somnia is one of only five anesthesia-related PSOs
  • Somnia Anesthesia became a PSO in 2011, was relisted in 2014 and again in May of 2017
  • Learn more about the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the PSO designation.

About Somnia Anesthesia
Somnia Anesthesia is a leading national anesthesia practice management company, serving healthcare facilities throughout the country. Owned and operated by anesthesiologists since 1996, Somnia provides a turnkey, solutions-based approach to anesthesia management.  With an extensive in-house infrastructure and a single-minded focus on anesthesiology, Somnia builds and manages local anesthesia teams that consistently deliver high quality patient care, enhance operating room performance, increase revenues, and achieve surgeon and patient satisfaction.

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