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North American Partners in Anesthesia

November 01, 2016 11:00 ET

NAPA Executive and Clinical Leaders Tapped to Address OR Efficiencies and Leadership Development at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual CEO Roundtable

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - November 01, 2016) - North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), one of the largest single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management companies in the United States, announced today that Rafael Cartagena, MD, Regional Director and Mr. Peter Doerner, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, will be featured speakers at the Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable. In addition, Steven Hattamer, MD, Chief of Anesthesia will serve on an educational panel. NAPA will also be hosting an exclusive invitation-only advisory roundtable at the event on the topic, "The Presidential Election and its Impact on the Future Direction of Healthcare Reform." The event will take place November 7-9, 2016 at the Swissotel in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Cartagena and Mr. Doerner are scheduled to speak on Tuesday, November 8 at 1:35pm. Their presentation, entitled, "Improving OR Efficiencies: How Technology-Driven Solutions Drive Measurable Results" will focus on the adoption of technology and its ability to drive cultural transformation and process improvements and operational efficiencies in the OR suite. Key case studies will be included to demonstrate how the reimagined OR and technological integration have encouraged multidisciplinary collaboration while improving quality of care, clinical outcomes and the patient experience.

"High-functioning operating rooms are paramount to a hospital's financial sustainability," said Mr. Doerner. "As such, it is important to define clear metrics that align with the organization's objectives. With the utilization of new technological capabilities, key stakeholders can gain access to critical data leading to more informed decisions on one of the hospital's biggest revenue generators and cost centers -- the OR."

Doerner is a proven senior Healthcare executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. He has created significant solutions for healthcare organizations focused on continuous operational, fiscal, and clinical improvement.

Rafael Cartagena, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Cartagena completed his residency at the Hospital of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

In addition, Steven Hattamer, MD, will also be participating in a panel discussion at the same event entitled, "The Development of Physician Leaders: How to Retain and Champion Great Physician Leaders" on Friday, November 9 at 1:40pm. The panel will explore how hospitals can identify, grow and best utilize their physician leaders. The esteemed panel will answer questions regarding how to structure physician leadership as a manageable responsibility so physicians can maintain their practice and work-life balance as well as how physician leaders can help their colleagues avoid or recover from burnout. The panel will also discuss the importance of including physician leaders in crucial conversations on cost and how hospitals can best utilize their physicians as a retention tool. The other panelists include Patrice M. Weiss, MD, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Carilion Clinic; Howard Drenth, President & Chief Executive Officer, Florida Hospital Medical Group; Lydia Ostermeier, Vice President, Senior Executive Search, B.E. Smith; and Steven Airhart, Chief Executive Officer, Hartgrove Behavioral Health System.

According to Dr. Hattamer, "It's just not enough for physicians just to save lives anymore. To have a meaningful impact on the profession, they must come out from behind the drapes and engage with the new iteration of healthcare."

Steven Hattamer, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Pain Management and National Board of Medical Examiners. He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Hattamer completed his anesthesia residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He sits on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Preferred Physicians Mutual. In addition, Dr. Hattamer serves as Chair for the American Medical Association's Anesthesia Section Council.

Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual CEO Roundtable + CFO Roundtable focuses on core issues, opportunities and strategy for the hospital and health system CEO and CFO audience. 100+ hospital and health system speakers will be presenting at the event regarding best strategies, financial opportunities and IT developments that will benefit hospitals in 2017.

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 one of the nation's leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management companies, 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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