SOURCE: North American Partners in Anesthesia

North American Partners in Anesthesia

January 14, 2016 11:30 ET

NAPA's VP of Human Resources Leslie Russo Featured in Profile Magazine

Unveils the Paramount Importance of Leadership Development in Healthcare

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - January 14, 2016) - North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is proud to announce that its Vice President of Human Resources, Leslie Russo, is featured in the latest issue of Profile Magazine. Profile Magazine, a print and digital publication that identifies and promotes innovation in prominent American industries, showcased extraordinary leadership among healthcare executives in its latest issue (Q1/2016). Ms. Russo was selected for the issue based on her dynamic achievements and contributions throughout her diverse and extensive career in the healthcare industry.

Most recently, Ms. Russo spearheaded NAPA's new leadership development program, NAPA SELECT. SELECT stands for Seeking Elite Leaders through Education, Commitment and Training. The initiative addresses the distinct differences and needs for leadership development within the healthcare industry, helping NAPA clinicians navigate organizational roles outside of the operating room. The unique, customized program is anesthesia-specific educating future leaders on topics including optimal leadership style, strategic persuasion, effective hiring, emotional intelligence and navigating the political and healthcare environment.

"It is an honor to be recognized by Profile Magazine," said Ms. Russo. "In a challenging time in the health care industry, clinicians are faced with unique issues. As a clinician partner, it is essential to provide them with the necessary resources that assist in overcoming these issues and capitalize on opportunities to ensure their success. Through NAPA SELECT, we have set out to establish an innovative program that does just that, providing our clinicians with the appropriate education to transition into leadership roles and excel both professionally and clinically."

Leslie has over 20 years of progressive human resources experience, including more than 13 years in senior management leadership roles in both for-profit and non-profit healthcare industries. A member of the NAPA team since 2006, Leslie has led the development of standardized protocols for both the corporate compliance and clinical recruitment functions. She was instrumental in leading Human Resources to be a strategic business partner within NAPA, aligning the departmental goals and practices with overall organizational goals and objectives. Leslie holds a BA in Psychology and an MBA degree with an emphasis in management from Jacksonville State University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM - SCP) and is currently a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Health Care Compliance Association.

To read the article, please visit the NAPA website by clicking here.

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

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    Jillian Hoenigmann
    Senior Marketing Coordinator
    North American Partners in Anesthesia
    P: (516) 945-3030