Continental Anesthesia, Ltd Announces Growth Plan

Largest, Regional Multi-System Anesthesia Provider Expands Management and Relocates

Oct 14, 2011, 05:00 ET from Continental Anesthesia, Ltd

OAKBROOK, Ill., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard O. Schechter M.D., the Founder of Continental Anesthesia, Ltd, announced a reorganization to accommodate sustainable growth due to increased hospital demand for anesthesia services.  Dr. Schechter commented, "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Michael N. Cannizzaro as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Anesthesia's management services company.  His extensive healthcare executive management experience will enhance our current position as a leader in partnering with leading hospitals and surgical centers for anesthesia services."

Mr. Cannizzaro stated, "I am pleased to be working with Dr. Schechter who has always been committed to improving the quality of anesthesia patient care with the best clinicians.  This strategy has been responsible for Continental Anesthesia's success and growth."  

Dr. Schechter added, "Dr. Madison Sample Jr., Chief Medical Officer of Continental Anesthesia, has proven his value time and again with his ability to improve the quality of patient care throughout the organization by increasing accountability of providers through specially designed quality metrics.  Dr. Sample's extensive clinical experience includes Chairman of Anesthesia at Resurrection Hospital, Chicago."

"I'm also pleased to confirm Barry Mathews' position as Chief Operating Officer," said Dr. Schechter.  "Mr. Mathews was appointed to his position in December 2010.  He is responsible for developing an infrastructure supporting Continental's clinicians that accommodates strong demand for our company's services.  He will continue to facilitate collaboration between Continental Anesthesia and the hospital, medical or surgical center to ensure operating efficiencies and implementation of cost-effective processes."

Continental Anesthesia, Ltd is the largest multi-system anesthesia provider in the region.  With over 100 clinical associates who are either Board Certified or Board Eligible MDs or CRNAs, the organization serves multiple hospital sites representing over 65,000 procedures annually.  Continental Anesthesia provides all sub-specialty anesthesia services including pain management.  Real-time OR and quality metrics are provided through a proprietary Dashboard OR application.  Malpractice insurance is covered with an A+ rated underwriter.  Billing is provided through an independent outsourced company representing >1000 anesthesiologists.  Continental Anesthesia Ltd is headquartered at 1301 W. 22nd Street, Oakbrook, Illinois 60523.  Phone 630-537-1720.  Fax 630-537-1724.

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