North American Partners in Anesthesia Launches Educational Health Care Blog

Creates Forum for Online Dialogue, Sharing of Best Practices in Quality Care 

Melville, NY – April 22, 2013 – North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the United States, today officially launched its new blog as part of the company’s commitment to quality patient care. NAPA’s blog is accessible through its corporate website by visiting: http://www.napaanesthesia.com/news/blogs/ .

New content will post every week, covering ideas, news and perspectives relevant to hospital executives, patients, physicians and surgeons. Tackling issues that affect patient care, NAPA will bring fresh ideas to the online conversation by enlisting contributors from various areas of the NAPA organization, including senior management and anesthesia leadership teams. Late breaking news or cutting edge developments will drive more frequent posts. In addition, the blog has interactive features allowing for comments and sharing through social media.

The blog is concentrated in several core areas, which include:

  • Health care reform
  • Patient-centered care
  • Anesthesia education
  • Cost Savings
  • Clinical best practices
  • Pain management
  • Strategic relationships with health care facilities

“With the enormous changes facing the health care industry, everyone seems to have questions and concerns,” said Timothy Dowd, M.D., Managing Partner and CEO at North American Partners in Anesthesia. “ By launching this blog, NAPA is able to offer a forum to the health care community and patients to dialogue on relevant and impactful ideas and solutions. The blog will draw on the practical knowledge of our organization, which understands patient needs and the challenges that our industry is faced with today. We expect this new online resource to be a place to share best practices, spur innovation and stay connected with peers, industry leaders and patients.”

The first post, penned by Harold Kim, M.D., a NAPA anesthesiologist and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center delves into the process of perioperative evaluation of sleep apnea. Dr. Kim’s blog describes the screening process for patients at risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and the potential severity of the OSA risk in patients. For more information on Dr. Kim’s blog post and to share your thoughts on OSA, click here .

About North American Partners in Anesthesia

Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the leading single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. NAPA is comprised of the most respected clinical staff, providing thousands of patients with superior and attentive care. The company is known for partnering with hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that maximize operating room performance, enhance revenue, and demonstrate consistent patient and surgeon satisfaction ratings. For more information, please visit www.NAPAanesthesia.com .

Media Contact
Jill Aaronson, Marketing Coordinator
North American Partners in Anesthesia
P: (516) 945-3030
E: jaaronson@NAPAanesthesia.com

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Founded in 1986 by the anesthesia group from Long Island’s North Shore University Hospital, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is now the leading specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. Our basic charter is simple. NAPA partners with hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and physician offices to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that enhance operating room performance, revenue, and patient and surgeon satisfaction. Our ability to consistently deliver on this partnership model has created NAPA’s stellar reputation nationwide.

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