Somnia Strengthens Holistic Approach to Employee Health in Time of Unprecedented Stress and Anxiety
Talkspace Provides Online Therapy from Anywhere, Any Time
HARRISON, NY – Somnia Anesthesia, a leading national anesthesia practice management and perioperative medicine company, today announced it has begun providing eligible employees and certain dependents critical mental health services through Talkspace, a leading global online therapy platform. All communication is confidential and secure.
Medicine, especially anesthesiology, is a high-stress profession in the best work situations. Sadly, the pandemic has ratcheted up anxiety levels exponentially. “The mental health and wellbeing of our staff has always been for us a priority,” says Robert Goldstein, MD, co-founder and CMO at Somnia Anesthesia. “Ours is a culture and clinical practice built solidly on collaboration, compassion and mutual respect so,for us, being the first anesthesia services company to partner with Talkspace was simply a no-brainer.”
During the pandemic, frontline clinicians feel the mental stressors and physical risks facing the general population at amplified levels. Direct and constant exposure to the virus plus the witnessing of so much death has become overwhelming for many, causing some to succumb to the pressure.
“Despite unthinkable and horrific conditions, our anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists perform expertly and tirelessly in whatever capacity and in whatever location they were needed,” said Dr. Goldstein. “We are deeply grateful to them for that dedication and commitment, and we are equally appreciative of their families, who, indirectly, are greatly impacted by some of those demands.”
Always recognizing their employees’ need for support of their wellbeing outside the workplace, Somnia is offering these online mental health services to staff family members as well.
About Somnia Anesthesia
Somnia Anesthesia is a national privately held anesthesia-only practice management and perioperative medicine 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, improve operating room performance, achieve stakeholder satisfaction, enhance patient experiences, use population health and social determinants data, and provide value.