Keeping ORs open viable amid an anesthesia provider shortage

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

The national shortage of anesthesia providers is forcing hospitals and ASCs to reduce OR capacity and delaying surgery. Patients and surgeons are upset about postponed surgery and hospitals are seeing a decline in OR volume and profitability.

Hospitals and ASCs are reducing OR capacity and delaying surgery amid a national shortage of anesthesiologists and CRNAs. The result is a wide range of consequences, from upset patients and surgeons, to a decline in hospitals' OR volume and profitability.

Amid this shortage, healthcare leaders are employing creative strategies to keep their OR and out of OR locations open, and continuing to meet their financial targets. Join this discussion to hear how.

Key learning points:

  • What is causing the shortage of anesthesia providers
  • The most effective strategies for recruiting and retaining anesthesia providers
  • How healthcare leaders can best support their existing anesthesia group
  • The advantages and risks of transitioning to an employed anesthesia model
  • The advantages and disadvantages of contracting with a national or regional anesthesia provider


Jeff Peters

Jeff Peters

Founder and Chairman, Surgical Directions

Dr. Jason Klopotowski

Dr. Jason Klopotowski

Department Chair of Anesthesiology, Baptist Health - Fort Smith andPhysician Consultant, Surgical Directions