RANDY QUINN, CRNA, RECOGNIZED AS TOP ENTREPRENEUR


AzAS Managing Partner Randy Quinn, CRNA Recognized as “Top Entrepreneur” by the Arizona Organization of Nurse Leaders As Part of the Arizona Leadership in Action Award Recipients

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1st, 2018. PHOENIX, AZ —The Arizona Organization of Nurse Leaders (AzONL) announced Randy Quinn, CRNA, as “Top Entrepreneur” as one of recipients of the 2018 Leadership in Action Awards.

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Randy Quinn began as a RN seventeen years ago and has practiced anesthesia as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for nine years. He has served on the Board of Nursing for eight years and as President for 7 years.  He currently functions in multiple leadership roles as the Chief of Anesthesia for 1 hospital and 5 surgery centers.  He also believes strongly in giving back to the community and serves and volunteers with Just Serve, Project C.U.R.E., and the Boy Scouts of America. Randy is also the Managing Partner for Arizona Anesthesia Solutions - an anesthesia group dedicated to safe, high-quality anesthesia across all of Arizona.


The full slate of winners included:

2018 Entrepreneur Nurse Leader
Randy Quinn, MSN, RN, CRNA, APRN
Managing Partner, Arizona Anesthesia Solutions

2018 Emerging Nurse Leader
Shae Saint Amour, BSN, RN
Nursing Supervisor, Mayo Clinic Arizona

2018 Practice Transformation (Acute Care Setting) Nurse Leader
Sunny St. John, MSN, RN, BMTCN
Nursing Supervisor, Mayo Clinic Arizona

2018 Practice Transformation (Community Setting) Nurse Leader
Raianne Hodges-Melton, BSN, RN, CHPN
Director of Banner Advanced Illness Resources and Director of Care Transitions for Hospice & Palliative Care, Banner Home Care & Hospice

2018 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Nurse Leader
Noel Arring, DNP, PhD, RN, OCN
Nurse Administrator for Education and Professional Development, Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic Arizona

2018 Public Policy Transformation Nurse Leader
Carrie Langley, MSN, MPH, RN
Director, Cochise Health & Social Services

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 Randy Quinn, his wife Donelle Quinn, his two of his four children are pictured here with Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, Founder of Project C.U.R.E., the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.

Randy Quinn, his wife Donelle Quinn, his two of his four children are pictured here with Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, Founder of Project C.U.R.E., the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.

For more information about the recipients, including a biographical statement and photo, please visit: https://www.myazone.org/page/LIA-Recipients2018 .

The award winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony during the Adda Alexander Conference on Patient Safety in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 2, 2018.

The Leadership in Action Awards recognize nurses who are currently leading positive change in patient care, public policy, education and research in the state of Arizona and who are committed to continue providing leadership in the future.  

The program goals are to:

·       To recognize formal and informal nurse leaders in a variety of healthcare and other settings;

·       Encourage Nurses to self-identify as a Leader and support their commitment to leadership; and

·       Raise awareness of the contributions of Nurse Leaders to the community.

The program was originally developed under the Future of Nursing Arizona Action Coalition, an organization coordinated through the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), to ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality, patient-centered health care, with nurses contributing to the full extent of their capabilities. In 2017, the recognition program was transitioned to the Arizona Organization of Nurse Leaders by the coalition’s governing body to ensure sustainability and broader recognition of the role of emerging nurse leaders.  The program was redesigned to feature 7 categories of Nurse Leaders to highlight the diversity and contributions nurse leaders are making in the state.

Chosen through a rigorous review and selection process which includes a nomination form, reference, essay and interviews, the Award Recipients serve as inspirational leaders to current and future nurse leaders.

For more information about the Arizona Leadership in Action Recognition Program, please visit https://www.myazone.org/page/LIA.  

About AzONL

Founded as the Arizona Organization for Nurse Executives (AzONE), the Arizona Organization of Nurse Leaders (AzONL) recently updated their name to reflect our belief that nurse leaders are making a difference at every level and setting. AzONL is an Arizona nonprofit membership organization with a volunteer board of directors and professional management staff. AzONL’s mission is to promote safe, effective and affordable patient care through leadership and the advancement of its members as nurse leaders in healthcare delivery systems.

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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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