New NAPA Whitepaper Provides Tips on Creating a High Performing Operating Room
Melville, NY, August 18, 2011 - North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest anesthesia management company in the United States, recently published a whitepaper that delivers hospital executives and administrators a comprehensive look on how to improve Operating Room efficiencies through building a solid perioperative infrastructure.
The whitepaper titled “Effective Perioperative Leadership: The Driving Force in Creating a High Performing OR” provides best practices in perioperative leadership and goes on to give an in-depth look into the process of improving the performance of your organization’s OR suite through six steps:
1. Conduct a Three Part Situation Assessment
2. Analyze and Benchmark
3. Set Goals in Sync with Hospital Needs
4. Develop an Action Plan
5. Implement your Action Plan
6. Monitor Progress and Reassess
In addition, the inclusion of a case study on The Brooklyn Hospital Center, a 464 bed hospital in New York City, showcases how these practices have been put to the test and relays the results that significantly benefited the hospital’s overall mission – to provide services that improve the hospital’s overall case volume and revenue while continuing to deliver the highest quality of patient care.
“With demand in surgical services growing, healthcare organizations are looking for techniques to gain new efficiencies and reduce costs,” says Timothy J. Dowd, MD, Managing Partner of NAPA and CEO of NAPA Management Services Corporation. “As hospitals dig deeper into the operations of their OR suite, there may be evidence of substantial opportunities for improvement. Areas such as gaps in organizational data, lack of consistent standards in care, and ineffective use of personnel and other resources due to poor scheduling—all negatively affect the bottom line. In order to tackle these issues and ensure success, it is important to focus on the core or foundation of OR management, its leadership.”
For complete information, download NAPA’s complimentary whitepaper here.
About North American Partners in Anesthesia
Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the largest single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. With over 700 clinicians nationwide, the company is known for having the most respected clinical staff, management leadership, and evidence-based quality initiatives in the industry – resulting in maximized OR performance, reduced costs and consistent surgeon & patient satisfaction. For more information, please visit http://www.NAPAanesthesia.com/anesthesia.