Adrian Elliott, MD, Appointed Vice Medical Director And Assistant Residency Program Director At St. Joseph’s Medical Center In Stockton, CA

HARRISON, NY – Somnia Inc. (Somnia), a national anesthesia services management company, today announced the appointment of Adrian Elliott, MD, vice medical director and assistant residency program director of Anesthesiology at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, CA. A proud member of Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the nation, St. Joseph’s is the largest hospital and private employer in Stockton.

In his post as Medical Director, Dr. Elliott will be responsible for leading and managing the clinical and fiscal operations of the anesthesiology department and overseeing all requisite quality performance reporting and metrics. As liaison to the Hospital’s executive team, he will represent the department at a variety of C-suite and cross-functional department meetings. He also will play a pivotal role in shaping the Anesthesia Residency Program at St. Joseph’s.

“I am looking forward to bringing my anesthesia experience—both clinical and educational—from top military medical facilities to my new position at St. Joseph’s,” says Dr. Elliott. “My commitment to modern anesthesia services and efficient healthcare delivery, as well as my strong desire to help mitigate the critical staffing shortages my specialty is experiencing, align well with vision and philosophy held by Somnia’s and St. Joseph’s.”

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Elliott to our anesthesia management team which brings more support to the patients we serve at St. Joseph’s,” says Robert C. Goldstein, MD, co-founder and chief medical officer at Somnia. “In addition to his clinical skills and strategic planning ability, both of which will help ensure St. Joseph’s maintains the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade ‘A’ it has earned the last three years, his teaching credentials will be instrumental to the success of the anesthesia residency program at the hospital.”

A board-certified anesthesiologist, clinical instructor, and member of numerous anesthesia- and leadership-related professional organizations, he also served on various medical committees. Dr. Elliott has published and presented numerous abstracts and presentations related to the practice of anesthesiology. His deep experience in his field crosses military and civilian settings and spans all surgical disciplines. In addition to numerous military decorations, he is the recipient of a number of academic honors and awards. Recently, he was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Uniformed Services University.

An academic honors graduate, Dr. Elliott earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in anesthesiology at the Naval Medical Center – Portsmouth. He also was the Vice Chairman for Quality and Patient Safety, Department of Anesthesiology Diversity Officer at Naval Medical Center in San Diego.

About St. Joseph’s Medical Center
St. Joseph’s Medical Center is the largest hospital in Stockton and part of Dignity Health, the largest healthcare organization in California. The hospital was recently awarded an ‘A’ in spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for a third straight year. This private, not-for-profit hospital is a Level III trauma center founded over 100 years ago with an annual volume of 100k patients and has 355 beds.


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, help increase revenues, and achieve full stakeholder satisfaction.

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