SOURCE: North American Partners in Anesthesia

North American Partners in Anesthesia

May 14, 2014 12:00 ET

FOAA Anesthesia Services Establishes Record With a Seventh Consecutive 5-Star Award in National Customer Service Hospital Survey

Virginia-Based INOVA Fair Oaks, INOVA Mount Vernon and INOVA Alexandria Hospital Anesthesia Departments Finish in Top Four Percent

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - FOAA Anesthesia Services (FOAA), the Mid-Atlantic division of North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), has been recognized with three 5-Star Awards resulting from a nationwide survey of medical staff conducted by Professional Research Consultants, a national leader in healthcare marketing research. The anesthesia department at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital was awarded its record-setting seventh consecutive 5-Star Award while INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital's anesthesia staff received its sixth consecutive 5-Star Award. In addition, INOVA Alexandria Hospital was recognized with a 5-Star Award for the second year in a row. No other anesthesia group in the country surveyed by PRC has won as many consecutive 5-Star Awards.

The 5-Star Award designation is given annually to hospital anesthesia departments that score in the top ten percent of PRC's national medical staff perception database for the prior year. The FOAA Anesthesia departments in the three INOVA hospitals finished in the top four percent of all hospital anesthesia groups surveyed. The study specifically measures communication with physicians, level of competence, attention to patients during operative procedures, availability for pre-op assessment and overall excellence. The Top Performer Award is given to the anesthesia department that scores highest overall when compared with 400 hospitals across the country.

"We are so proud of FOAA Anesthesia Services and are thrilled to present them with these National Excellence in Healthcare Awards," said Joe M. Inguanzo, Ph.D., president and CEO of Professional Research Consultants. "These awards are proof that FOAA Anesthesia Services and North American Partners in Anesthesia are committed to improving healthcare. It takes years of dedication, determination and hard work to achieve this level of success. Congratulations to FOAA and NAPA and its staff for improving healthcare services throughout the Northern Virginia area."

"The 5-Star Awards for excellence in healthcare awarded to INOVA Fair Oaks, Mount Vernon and Alexandria hospital anesthesia departments are the result of a dedicated and passionate group of anesthesiologists and CRNAs who share our long-standing vision to deliver high quality care, great customer service and a workplace of choice for our employees," stated Vincent Vilasi, M.D., CEO of the Mid-Atlantic division of NAPA. "Both FOAA and NAPA share a goal of 'One Exceptional Experience at a Time, Every Day' for our surgeons, nurses, allied medical staff and, most importantly, the patients we serve."

About FOAA Anesthesia Services
For over twenty five years, FOAA Anesthesia Services, the Mid-Atlantic division of North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), has been providing award-winning anesthesia practice management and anesthesia services for patients, surgeons, physicians and healthcare facilities. FOAA cares for over 150,000 patients a year at multiple sites including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, endoscopy centers and medical and dental office-based practices. For further information call (703) 293-9590 or visit

About North American Partners in Anesthesia 
Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the leading single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. NAPA is comprised of the most respected clinical staff, providing thousands of patients with superior and attentive care. The company is known for partnering with hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that maximize operating room performance, enhance revenue, and demonstrate consistent patient and surgeon satisfaction ratings. For more information, please visit

About Professional Research Consultants, Inc.
Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) is a nationally-known healthcare market research company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. For more than 30 years, PRC has facilitated millions of interviews, delivered insightful reports, and provided customized research solutions to hospitals and healthcare organizations. In addition to being a certified vendor for government-mandated CAHPS surveys, PRC also provides research services that measure patient experience, physician engagement and employee engagement, as well as Community Health Needs Assessments. Learn more about PRC at

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  • Media Contact:
    Rod Neaveill, Director of Marketing & Business Development
    FOAA Anesthesia Services
    t: (703) 293-9590