Somnia Announces Winner of 2022 Anesthesiologist of the Year Award

Kenneth Blazier, MD, from Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, CT wins award

HARRISON, NY – Somnia Anesthesia, an anesthesia practice management company serving hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and office-based facilities nationwide, announced the winner of the 2022 Anesthesiologist of the Year Award: Kenneth Blazier, MD, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital located in Torrington, CT. The award was established in support of Physician Anesthesiologists Week.

Dr. Blazier was nominated by his colleagues for his teamwork, knowledge, and hard work. His colleagues commended Kenneth for being “very instrumental in serving as their interim Chief/Medical Director when Somnia started the new practice at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital this past July. Had Dr. Blazier not stepped up and put in an excessive amount of clinical and administrative time early in the first few months of the transition, it would not have been as successful.”

Dr. Blazier graciously accepted the Anesthesiologist of the Year Award, “I would like to thank my colleagues for this wonderful acknowledgment. After a career spent in private practice, I joined the company in July 2021. Somnia provided us with superb administrative, physical, and emotional support during those trying initial months. They worked diligently to find help for us on both a temporary and permanent basis. I felt and continue to feel that Somnia puts the department’s interests and issues first.

As the transition chief of the department, I had to balance the expectations of the hospital with the realities of our initial barebones staffing. Somnia’s administration was instrumental in allowing us to focus on many clinical issues while they navigated the hospital system.

Thanks to Somnia, we now have a smoothly functioning, well-staffed department that is providing enviable service. I know that we are capable of achieving great things and look forward to an excellent long-term relationship.”

This annual award recognizes the dedication of Anesthesiologist who work to achieve best-in-class patient care and who demonstrate an honest commitment to personal and professional growth and improvement. Anesthesiologists within the Somnia network nominated their fellow colleagues. Somnia hosts this event annually.


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 comprehensive and customized anesthesia services solution to each client. An extensive in-house infrastructure and single-minded focus on anesthesiology enable Somnia to assemble and manage local anesthesia teams that consistently perform at peak levels, deliver high-quality patient care, enhance operating room efficiency, and achieve surgeon and patient satisfaction. For more information visit,


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