Written by Sabrina Rodak, Becker’s Hospital Review -March 26, 2012
Here are three arguments for the inclusion of anesthesiologists in leadership positions in the hospital’s operating room.
1. “The perioperative leader should be an excellent communicator with a deep knowledge of OR management in order to successfully make the necessary changes required in carrying out the hospital’s overall goals. As anesthesiologists are present in the OR every single day, it is important that the anesthesia chair takes on this role to promote consistency across the board through this time of change,” says Leo Penzi, MD, executive vice chair of the department of anesthesia at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., a member of the board of directors of North American Partners in Anesthesia and assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology at Hofstra North Shore-Long Island Jewish School of Medicine.
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