Freeman Health Renews Anesthesia Management Contract with Premier Anesthesia

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National Anesthesia Management Company Continues Partnership with Leading Midwest Hospital Network

We renewed our contract for several reasons. First of all, we had a very successful three year run and saw no reason to change. — Joe Kirk, COO
Freeman Health System

Premier Anesthesia, a national anesthesia management and consulting company, is proud to announce that Freeman Health System has renewed its contract with Premier Anesthesia for its anesthesia management services for three years until 2015. Freeman Health System, which serves patients in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, has been a client of Premier Anesthesia since July 2009.

One of the reasons for the decision to renew its contract with Premier Anesthesia is due to the fact that Freeman Health System experienced revenue growth while decreasing its subsidy during a period in the healthcare industry of diminishing reimbursements. Due to the anesthesia consulting expertise and experience of Premier Anesthesia’s leadership team, Premier Anesthesia achieved impressive results for Freeman Health System by realizing an 18% subsidy decrease, growing revenue by 11%, and decreasing anesthesia-related costs by 3%.

As a leading anesthesia management company in the industry, Premier Anesthesia maintains a “partnership perspective” and is results-oriented with a proven track record of success for both anesthesia consulting and management models it offers; turnkey anesthesia management (full-service including billing/collections) or service line management; in which Premier Anesthesia provides its expertise and oversight to the existing anesthesia department.

About Freeman Health System

Based in Joplin, Missouri, Freeman Health System is the area’s only locally-owned, not-for-profit health system, serving Southwest Missouri, Southeast Kansas, Northeast Oklahoma, and Northwest Arkansas. Freeman provides comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services, including cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s services, with more than 300 physicians representing 60 specialties. For more information, visit freemanhealth.com or facebook.com/freemanhealthsystem, or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at twitter.com/freemanceo.

About Premier Anesthesia

Premier Anesthesia is an anesthesia management services and consulting company that has identified innovative ways to unlock operating room (OR) potential. A multi-disciplined team evaluates the anesthesia department from every possible angle including the hospital administrative team, anesthesiologists and CRNAs, surgeons, OR staff, patients and government and regulatory agencies. Only after careful evaluation are proprietary diagnostic tools employed, which support an evidence-based approach to management and consulting to build the best anesthesia teams in the industry. Learn more about Premier Anesthesia at PremierAnesthesia.com or call 877-742-0399.

MEDIA CONTACT: Premier Anesthesia | Rina Andrejev | 678-690-7825
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