Anesthesia Deconstructed: Science. Politics. Realities.
Anesthesia Deconstructed: Science. Politics. Realities.

Anesthesia Deconstructed: Science. Politics. Realities.

Michael MacKinnon DNP FNP-C CRNA & Joe Rodriguez DNAP CRNA

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This award winning podcast will touch on issues ranging from clinical to politics of anesthesiology and take a balanced, realistic approach based on the evidence.

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Navigating New Frontiers: NorthStar Anesthesia's Approach to Modern Anesthesia Challenges
APR 15, 2024
Navigating New Frontiers: NorthStar Anesthesia's Approach to Modern Anesthesia Challenges

Introduction:

  • In this episode of "Anesthesia Deconstructed," we delve into the evolving landscape of anesthesia services with two leading figures from NorthStar Anesthesia: Randall Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA, Chief CRNA, and Jim Roberts, MD, Chief Medical Officer. Together, they shed light on NorthStar's innovative strategies in navigating staffing shortages, private equity involvement, and the complexities of the post-No Surprises Act era.

Guest Insights:

  • Randall Moore brings a wealth of experience in anesthesia management and clinical excellence, offering a unique perspective on the role of advanced practice anesthesia professionals in addressing current challenges.
  • Jim Roberts shares his insights from the viewpoint of medical leadership, emphasizing the importance of strategic partnerships and quality care in the face of industry shifts.

NorthStar's Journey:

  • A brief overview of NorthStar Anesthesia, detailing its foundation, mission, and evolution into a leading national anesthesia services provider.

Key Topics:

  1. Addressing Staffing Shortages: Strategies and initiatives employed by NorthStar to combat the ongoing staffing challenges in healthcare, particularly within anesthesia services.
  2. Private Equity and Corporate Investment: An examination of the role of private equity in healthcare, specifically in anesthesia services, and how NorthStar navigates these issues.
  3. Thriving Post-No Surprises Act: Discussion on the impacts of the No Surprises Act on anesthesia services, with a focus on NorthStar's adaptive strategies to ensure financial stability and patient satisfaction.
  4. Blueprint for Success: Insights into NorthStar's operational, clinical, and strategic methodologies that have positioned them for success in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Why It Matters:

  • This episode offers a glimpse into the operational and strategic mindset of one of the leading anesthesia services providers, highlighting actionable strategies for navigating modern healthcare challenges. It serves as an invaluable resource for anesthesia professionals, healthcare administrators, and anyone interested in the intersections of healthcare policy, management, and clinical excellence.

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43 MIN
Revolutionizing Recruitment: The MOTION Behind Transforming Anesthesia Careers
APR 8, 2024
Revolutionizing Recruitment: The MOTION Behind Transforming Anesthesia Careers

Introduction:

  • Welcome to a groundbreaking episode of "Anesthesia Deconstructed," where we delve into the forces reshaping the landscape of anesthesia and healthcare recruitment. Today, we're thrilled to have Jarod Collins with us, a visionary behind "MOTION" - a pioneering platform set to redefine how anesthesia professionals navigate their career paths.

Guest Spotlight:

  • Jarod Collins, Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at MedGeo Ventures, is part of the innovative team that developed "MOTION," a platform described as the “Zillow of CRNA jobs”. This episode explores Jarod's journey, the genesis of "MOTION," and its mission to bring transparency, efficiency, and quality to healthcare recruitment.

What's New:

  • Introduction to "MOTION," a cutting-edge job search platform designed for the modern anesthesia professional. Unlike traditional job boards, "MOTION" emphasizes quality metrics and user-friendly design to connect talent with the right opportunities.

Why It Matters:

  1. Elevating Job Searches: Discover how "MOTION" moves beyond the limitations of outdated platforms, offering a streamlined, intuitive experience for both job seekers and employers.
  2. Quality Over Quantity: Learn about the unique approach "MOTION" takes to ensure listings are of the highest quality, making it easier for professionals to find meaningful employment.
  3. Impact on Anesthesia Careers: Understand the potential of "MOTION" to transform the career trajectories of CRNAs, anesthesiologists, and other anesthesia professionals through better job matches and career insights.
  4. A Step Towards Innovation: This episode sheds light on how "MOTION" represents a broader shift towards innovation and quality in the healthcare industry, setting a new standard for how job markets operate.

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34 MIN
Meet Annemarie Wiley CRNA and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star!
FEB 28, 2024
Meet Annemarie Wiley CRNA and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star!

Meet Annemarie Wiley CRNA!

When you think about reality tv and especially the Real Housewives franchise, you probably do not think about adopted small town Canadian girls of Nigerian/Dutch descent raised by a single mom.  Well, not only is that Annemarie, but she is also an athlete, became an RN, worked in Canada and then the U.S. and eventually became a Nurse Anesthesiologist (CRNA)! She is eloquent, intelligent, gregarious and very proud of her chosen profession, Nurse Anesthesiology! In this episode we talk about her background, her experience as an RN and CRNA, the housewives show and her families amazing charity https://projecttransition.org/ with its mission:

"To inspire, equip, and support individuals in their journey of transformation, ensuring they not only navigate transitions successfully but also emerge stronger, more resilient, and ready to lead."

Enjoy this great conversation with Annemarie and do not make the mistake I made! It is pronounced Annamarie not "Anne-Marie"! 

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47 MIN