SOURCE: North American Partners in Anesthesia

North American Partners in Anesthesia

May 24, 2016 11:00 ET

NAPA Anesthesiologist Dr. Musa Tangoren Helps Citizens of Monroe County, PA Shed 6,000 Pounds

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) anesthesiologist Musa Tangoren, MD, recently led the 3rd Annual Biggest Winner Challenge at NAPA's partner hospital site, Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA.

This year's event had over 370 participants and featured the program's first-ever teen challenge, specifically created for teens ages 12-19. As the challenge's founder, Dr. Tangoren successfully led this year's participants to a 2,133 pound weight loss. Combined with prior years, this year's losses contributed to a total of over 6,000 pounds shed since the challenge's inception in April of 2014. Pocono Medical Center held the program's annual graduation ceremony on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center, part of the medical center's campus.

"It is essential that we continue to educate our community on the importance of embracing one's health," said Dr. Tangoren. "I wanted teens to become involved because there is a growing concern about the increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes in this population -- and the best way to a lifetime of health is by developing healthy habits early in life."

The Biggest Winner Challenge, a part of Pocono Medical Center's Healthy Living Program, is a 6-month drug and supplement-free healthy lifestyle program aimed at empowering participants to achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle through smarter eating habits, weight loss and physical activity. Dr. Tangoren, along with other dedicated Pocono Medical Center staff and professionals, directs and coaches the participants throughout their entire 6-month journey. Further guidance is provided through motivational and educational talks by expert dieticians, nutritionists and physicians.

Musa Tangoren, MD, is a board-certified practicing anesthesiologist. He attended medical school at Marmara University Faculty of Medicine. He went on to fulfill his surgical and anesthesia residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

About North American Partners in Anesthesia
As a clinician-led organization, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is redefining healthcare, delivering unsurpassed excellence to its partners and patients every day. In three decades, NAPA has grown to become the nation's leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company, serving more than one million patients annually in more than 200 healthcare facilities throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast. Our highly skilled teams of clinicians participate in groundbreaking leadership development and customer service training programs to deliver optimal results to patients, surgeons, healthcare administrators and staff. Through our exceptional perioperative leadership, research, innovations and state-of-the-art technologies, NAPA offers real solutions driven by evidence-based outcomes to dramatically accelerate operational efficiencies, increase satisfaction ratings and enhance safety and profitability. For more information, please visit

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