Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The agreement is part of the health system’s adaptation of a new anesthesia model that reflects industry best practices. Across the nation, CRNAs and anesthesiologists typically work for the same organization, either a hospital/health system or an independent anesthesia provider. As Beaumont adopts the new model at Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak and Troy, CRNAs currently employed by Beaumont will have the opportunity to transition to NorthStar Anesthesia.
Beaumont previously signed an agreement with NorthStar Anesthesia to provide anesthesia services at the health system’s Dearborn, Taylor, Trenton and Wayne campuses beginning August 20, 2020.
“Our physicians and team members at our Dearborn, Taylor, Trenton and Wayne campuses have been impressed with NorthStar Anesthesia’s commitment to quality and safety... We are confident that the teams at our other campuses will benefit from adopting our new model and transitioning to NorthStar Anesthesia,” Beaumont Health Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Wilson said. “Together, Beaumont and NorthStar will also remain committed to the training of anesthesia residents and CRNAs.”
NorthStar Anesthesia was founded in 2004 by an anesthesiologist and a CRNA and continues to be managed by anesthesiologist and CRNA leaders in more than 20 states across 150 facilities, employing more than 2,000 talented clinicians. NorthStar has extensive experience recruiting and retaining CRNAs and integrating them into a cohesive care team model with anesthesiologists.
“NorthStar is thrilled to work with even more Beaumont Health hospital campuses to deliver anesthesia services. Our strong history of board certified, highly skilled physicians and CRNAs in Michigan and established in-network relationships with major insurance companies will benefit Beaumont and its patients,” NorthStar Chief Executive Officer Adam Spiegel said.
Over the next few weeks, Beaumont will announce its plans for the Farmington Hills campus.