Learn how an Anesthesia Care Team model was developed for this small rural Louisiana hospital to meet the needs of their health system.
Alignment with Health System Requirements
At a small hospital in rural Louisiana, Certifi ed Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) had been providing quality anesthesia services under the supervision of the surgical staff. However, the hospital sought to partner with a large health system, and the health system’s by-laws required a dedicated anesthesiologist to provide oversight of the anesthesia department.
Deployed an Anesthesiologist
Envision Physician Services partnered with the hospital and immediately deployed an anesthesiologist to facilitate the adoption of practices that were in line with the expectations of the hospital’s new health system partner. The entirety of the CRNA practice was retained, with only one provider retiring shortly after implementation.
Improved Anesthesiology Program
With the help of Envision Physician Services' experienced clinical and business leaders, the hospital revised its own by-laws to align itself with its new health system partner and:
Developed a cost-effective, medically-managed rural anesthesia program
Fully leveraged the CRNA practice in a non-opt-out state
Improved operating room administration
Gained compliance with the health system’s by-laws
Implemented a robust quality reporting program with recurrent metrics
Supported anesthesiologists with clinical protocol development.
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