SANTA CRUZ VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL, AzAS, REACH NEW ANESTHESIOLOGY SERVICES AGREEMENT

GREEN VALLEY, AZ - October 17th, 2018 - Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital, and Arizona Anesthesia Solutions (AzAS) have signed a new agreement for AzAS to provide the full scope of anesthesiology services to the Green Valley, AZ Community.

“This agreement demonstrates our ongoing commitment to increase the quality of anesthesiology services offered in Arizona, while increasing or maintaining quality and driving costs down for the community” said Randy Quinn, CRNA, Managing Partner and Director for Southern Arizona. “We believe the anesthesia services market is well-positioned for changes by consistently utilizing the full-scope of all anesthesia professionals”.

AzAS will be the exclusive provider of anesthesiology services at Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital.

rs=h_1300,cg_true.jpeg

Santa Cruz Valley Regional serves the Green Valley, AZ Community, which is located approximately 30 mins outside of Tucson, Arizona. Santa Cruz is a 49-bed inpatient hospital with 4 operating suites and offers a broad range of surgical, outpatient and inpatient services from some of the most well-recognized physicians and professionals in the region.

AzAS_Polo_Logo-BLU.jpg

Incorporated in 2014, AzAS’s brand of high-quality, cost-effective anesthesiology care has expanded rapidly across the state, now covering over over 60 facilities throughout Arizona. AzAS’s team has been recognized at numerous levels and has an established record of leadership within the industry and in scope of practice reform. AzAS is spearheading the much-needed effort to maximize contributions from healthcare providers to improve outcomes and drive down costs. With 15 full-time CRNAs and a total staff of over 50 CRNAs, AzAS has exclusive relationships at hospitals, ASCs, and offices throughout Arizona.

Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital opened in June 2015 with 49 beds, providing full-service general acute care to the Santa Cruz Valley, including Green Valley, Sahuarita, Tubac, Nogales, Sonoita and Amado. Santa Cruz is actively recruiting new surgeons and physicians, along with other healthcare professionals, to the hospital to increase the offerings to the community.




AzAS ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CORE INSTITUTE

PHOENIX, AZ - October 2nd, 2018 - Arizona Anesthesia Solutions (AzAS), a leader in high-quality, cost-effective anesthesia management for facilities throughout Arizona, is proud to announce a new partnership with a national leader in Orthopedic Surgery, Neurology, and Spine Health: The CORE Institute.

“The CORE Institute, with their focus on innovation, excellence, and outcomes - is our ideal partner” states Ali Baghai, CRNA, Managing Partner and Director for Central and Western Arizona. “Both AzAS and The CORE Institute are focused on delivering higher value while maintaining, or even lowering, cost at a broad level. As an anesthesia group composed of CRNAs, providing services for a network of facilities from Flagstaff to Tucson and from Yuma to Sierra Vista - that’s what we’ve been doing for facilities for many years.”

AzAS will be the exclusive provider of office-based sedation and anesthesia at The CORE Institute’s Spine Centers in the greater Phoenix Area.

“We’re very excited to begin our relationship with AzAS” states Vikas Khanna, Executive Vice President of Operations for Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo), management company for The CORE Institute and other orthopedic physician practices. “We seek partners who understand our vision for transforming the patient care experience. AzAS is aligned with that vision, and we look forward to working together to improving patient care.”

AzAS_Polo_Logo-BLU.jpg

The CORE Institute has been recognized as the #1 Orthopedic Group by Ranking Arizona for the past six years, and delivers integrated, comprehensive musculoskeletal and neurological care to patients from around the world. They are built upon a foundation of pioneering research, academics, community service, and a passion for excellence in patient care. The organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives, and it is at the forefront of systems-based quality programs which drive value and improve the quality of patient care.

Incorporated in 2014, AzAS’s brand of high-quality, cost-effective anesthesiology care has expanded rapidly across the state, now covering over over 60 facilities throughout Arizona. AzAS’s team has been recognized at numerous levels and has an established record of leadership within the industry and in scope of practice reform. AzAS is spearheading the much-needed effort to maximize contributions from healthcare providers to improve outcomes and drive down costs. With 15 full-time CRNAs and a total staff of over 50 CRNAs, AzAS has exclusive relationships at hospitals, ASCs, and offices throughout Arizona.

A REAL LIFE EXAMPLE OF PERIOPERATIVE ASSESSMENT PREVENTING CATASTROPHE

The preoperative exam is the foundation of the relationship for every anesthesia provider, no matter the profession.While the procedure was a routine one with a low risk of complication, Mr. Ferrie's commitment to safety was on display when he noted an abnormal neurological assessment potentially indicating a cerebral vascular accident or "stroke".

AzAS Offers Education to Dentists on Airway Management

AzAS Offers Education to Dentists on Airway Management

Arizona Anesthesia Solutions (AzAS), Arizona's leader in outpatient anesthesia services, partnered with Dr. Ralph Price, DDS of Price Periodontics and Implants, and Wiand Dental Lab to offer dental professionals continuing education in airway management.

IV Sedation: Implications for the Modern Dentist’s Practice

IV Sedation: Implications for the Modern Dentist’s Practice

Anesthesia requires constant attention for safe administration, because anesthesia is a “spectrum” that is unique for each patient.  Even using straight-forward intravenous medications such as midazolam and fentanyl, can easily put a patient into deep sedation – or even general anesthesia -  where airway reflexes are obtunded or lost.   Even with advanced monitoring and extensive education – administering anesthesia requires constant vigilance. 

The Transport of Scheduled Medications

The Transport of Scheduled Medications

....It is illegal for any person or organizations to transport or share controlled medications between registered facilities without a Drug Enforcement Administration DEA distributor’s license.  This license is distinct from the more common prescribing license.