ASC Leader to Know: Dr. Marc Koch of Somnia Anesthesia
Dr. Koch, who is a board-certified anesthesiologist, graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed his internship at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., and a residency in anesthesia at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. He co-founded the medical practice Resource Anesthesiology Associates in 1996.
In April, Somnia Anesthesia announced the release of a web-based application that allows hospital executives to evaluate their facility’s anesthesia services in four critical areas — leadership, financial management, quality improvement and clinical services. Executives can use the app to grade the productivity and efficacy of their current anesthesia service provider based on a series of twenty questions in the four areas.
"The importance of anesthesia services evaluation cannot be understated; anesthesia is the heart of the OR and the OR is the heart of the hospital. Without an efficient, high-quality anesthesia service provider, a hospital’s clinical and financial standing suffers," Dr. Koch said. "The application gives hospital decision-makers a quick tool to utilize to measure the effectiveness of their anesthesia department. We're delighted to offer this service to the hospital management and believe that many will find the application highly useful and helpful as they seek to remain competitive in the evolving healthcare environment."
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