Somnia Announces Winner of 2024 Anesthesiologist of the Year Award

Adrian Elliott, MD, from St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, CA wins award

HARRISON, NYSomnia Anesthesia, a leading anesthesia practice management company serving hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and office-based facilities nationwide, proudly announced the recipient of the 2024 Anesthesiologist of the Year Award: Dr. Adrian Elliott, based at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, CA. This prestigious accolade was established in conjunction with National Doctor’s Day, celebrated on March 30 each year.

Dr. Elliott’s nomination stemmed from his outstanding dedication and tireless efforts as recognized by his colleagues. According to testimonials, “Dr. Elliott has assumed the pivotal role of Program Director for the Anesthesia Residency, spearheading a transformative shift in the educational paradigm for the next generation. His mentorship has been instrumental in shaping emerging leaders within the anesthesia field.”

Expressing gratitude upon receiving the Anesthesiologist of the Year Award, Dr. Elliott stated, “I am truly honored to be recognized for the hard work I’ve put in, but none of our achievements would be possible without the contributions of the dedicated members of our local anesthesia team. It is they who ought to be recognized for their commitment to the delivery of quality patient care, the education of our residents, and the promotion of a cohesive, well-functioning team that is marked by professional respect and dignity. I’d like to specifically recognize Ms. Bitler, Drs. Newhide, Sabino, Williams, Lee, and Mr. Hunicutt (CRNA).”

Marc E. Koch, MD, MBA, FASA, President and CEO of Somnia Anesthesia, commended Dr. Elliott’s achievements, remarking, “Congratulations to Dr. Elliott for his well-deserved selection as Anesthesiologist of the Year. His contributions as Program Director, anesthesiologist, and mentor epitomize excellence and inspire our next generation of healthcare professionals. We are privileged to have him as an integral part of our team. Additionally, I extend my appreciation to all our anesthesiologists for their unwavering dedication and contributions, which underpin Somnia’s success.”

Established as an annual tradition, the Anesthesiologist of the Year Award recognizes individuals who exemplify exceptional patient care standards while demonstrating a steadfast commitment to personal and professional growth. Nominations for this esteemed honor are submitted by Anesthesiologists and Program Managers throughout the country, with the award ceremony held 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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