Chicago - May 8, 2012 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recently reviewed North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) using the Peer Review Process. After undergoing the rigorous review, NAPA has been awarded the Peer Reviewed by HFMA® designation.

NAPA's Anesthesia Department Management Services are provided to hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare facilities. NAPA's business model is to bring clinical and management capabilities to anesthesia departments, with a focus on patient-centric care and alignment with the goals of the hospital. NAPA's service suite provides facilities with the means to ensure that their anesthesia department performs effectively while allowing its clinicians to focus on delivering quality care to patients and improving clinical outcomes.

"NAPA strategically partners with hospitals to outsource one of their most critical areas, the anesthesia department. We work to align our anesthesia leadership with the hospital's management in order to collaboratively achieve the goals of the organization, meet surgeon needs, and provide the best patient care," said Timothy J. Dowd, MD, managing partner and CEO, North American Partners in Anesthesia. "It is a real honor to have earned the Peer Reviewed by HFMA® designation as it further solidifies the value that our service provides to healthcare organizations in this ever changing industry."

HFMA's Peer Review process is designed to provide healthcare financial managers with an objective third-party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare workplace. The rigorous, 11-step process includes a Peer Review panel review made up of current customers, prospects who have not made a purchase, and industry experts. Peer Review status of the product or service and its performance claims are based on effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value, and customer and technical support.

"HFMA's Peer Review process provides our membership with the assurance that those who have earned the designation have met a rigorous screening process," says HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA. "The Peer Reviewed designation helps members and others identify and evaluate products and services that their organization may need. It can also create brand awareness and recognition in the healthcare finance marketplace for Peer Reviewed products and services."
 

About HFMA

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With more than 39,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues.  

Contact HFMA

Jay Keltner
Director of Marketing
(708) 492-3329
jkeltner@hfma.org  

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 850 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 and patient satisfaction.

Contact North American Partners in Anesthesia

Jill Aaronson
North American Partners in Anesthesia
(516) 945-3030
jaaronson@NAPAanesthesia.com