North American Partners in Anesthesia Announces Release of Strategic Blueprint for Transforming Hospital Operating Rooms in the Post-Reform Era

Series of six NAPABriefs offer hospital leadership proven steps for quality, cost and operational alignment MELVILLE, NY, March 20, 2013 – To address unprecedented challenges facing hospital operating rooms (OR) created by health care reform, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) today released the first two briefs i
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A Sudden Surge in Volume Summons the OR’s Best

How New York Downtown Hospital Managed Higher Patient Volume and Additional Medical Staff When St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan Closed.
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5 Tips for Effective OR Management

Written by Sabrina Rodak, Becker’s Hospital Review, September 10, 2012 Operating room time management can have a significant effect on OR costs and revenue. Charles Militana, MD, director of anesthesia at Dorothy & Alvin Schwartz Ambulatory Surgery Center and director of ambulatory surgery centers with North Ameri
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Moving Patients Through the OR from Scheduling to Discharge

Written by Sabrina Rodak, Becker’s Hospital Review – May 18, 2012 Since patient flow problems in a hospital are never limited to one area or department, managing that patient flow has become an immense challenge among hospitals today. Any patient flow inefficiencies that are present within an operating room will
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North American Partners in Anesthesia Receives HFMA Peer Reviewed Designation

Melville, NY, May 8, 2012 – The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recently reviewed North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) using the Peer Review Process. After undergoing the rigorous review, NAPA has been awarded the “Peer Reviewed by HFMA®” designation. NAPA’s Anesthesia Department Management
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3 Points on the Importance of Turnover Time in Hospital ORs

Written by Sabrina Rodak, Becker’s Hospital Review – April 9, 2012 Here are three points on the importance of turnover time in running an effective hospital operating room from John Di Capua, MD, deputy CEO and CMO of North American Partners in Anesthesia and vice president of anesthesia services of Great Neck,
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A Case for Anesthesia Leadership in the OR: 3 Points

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 su
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5 Ways Effective Communication Can Improve OR Efficiency

Written by Sabrina Rodak, Becker’s Hospital Review – February 13, 2012 To read this article, please visit Becker’s Hospital Review’s website by clicking here.
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7 of the Most Important Metrics for Measuring OR Efficiency

  Written by Rob Kurtz, Becker’s Hospital Review – January 19, 2012 Michael Simon, MD, North American Partners in American anesthesiologist, Director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Chairman of Anesthesia at UPMC Hamot Medical Center and President-elect of the New York State
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