Somnia Presents Second Annual Anesthesiologist of the Year Award

Dr. Robert Karpinos of St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY is this Year’s Winner

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 12, 2014) – In celebration of National Doctor’s Day, Somnia Anesthesia, an anesthesia practice management company serving hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and office-based practices nationwide, began accepting nominations for its second annual Anesthesiologist of the Year Award on March 31. Nominations were accepted through April 30 and were reviewed by Somnia’s clinical leadership team to determine the winner.

Although many prominent nominations were received, Dr. Robert Karpinos, Chief of Anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Hospital (SBH) in Bronx, NY, was selected for exemplifying high quality patient care and excellent leadership.  Fellow colleague, Rene Bouqet, chief CRNA at SBH, nominated Dr. Karpinos. Bouqet praised Dr. Karpinos’ ability “to turn around the negative culture and perception of the anesthesia department at SBH to a well-respected and positive culture within his first year at the hospital.” He continued to note that “he is an asset to Somnia with even greater potential to be successful in any anesthesia related endeavor.”

Dr. Karpinos was named Chief of Anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Hospital in January of 2013. He has 20 years of clinical practice experience at major healthcare facilities in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Karpinos is responsible for managing and leading the anesthesia team at the hospital where his clinical leadership proves to be invaluable.

“I am thrilled and humbled to be recognized as Somnia’s Anesthesiologist of the Year for 2014,” said Dr. Karpinos. “Awards like these are a testament to the care and dedication that anesthesiologists worldwide put into their work and their patients, and I am honored to receive such recognition. However, here at SBH the Department of Anesthesiology is a team. I am proud to share this award with my team and congratulate every member of the department for the outstanding work they do every day.  If not for their hard work, receiving this award would not have been possible.”

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About Somnia Anesthesia

Somnia Anesthesia optimizes anesthesia services for healthcare facilities throughout the country by combining clinical excellence with unparalleled management acumen. 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 the highest quality patient care, enhance operating room performance, increase revenues, and achieve full surgeon and patient satisfaction. For more information visit:


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