Anesthesia Consulting



Our team offers comprehensive operational anesthesia consulting services customized to each client’s specific needs. Our primary offering is an Anesthesiology Department Assessment that focuses on improving anesthesia provider efficiency and reducing hospital costs in the operating room and other anesthesia delivery areas. We help to turn your anesthesia department into partners dedicated to growing your surgery business.

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Each project is customized to meet your individual needs. Our experienced anesthesia consultants can provide some or all of the following perioperative program assistance. Additionally, the Sullivan Team offers implementation support for any and all recommendations made. Explore unrealized revenue potential through our years of experience in partnering with anesthesiologists and hospital leadership.

Overcoming Challenges with Strategic Anesthesia Support

Our anesthesia consultants can help your hospital overcome your specific challenges including:

  • Medical Director definition and implementation
  • Contract negotiations
  • Stipend methodology
  • RFP design / management
  • Hospital employment model determination
  • Efficient perioperative staffing models
  • Reduction of anesthetizing locations through efficiency improvements
  • Governance and competitive provider compensation determination

Anesthesiology Department Assessment

A broad assessment of your anesthesiology department

During an Anesthesia Assessment, ​our anesthesia consultants will review subsidy and proposed or current contracts to identify negotiation issues. We will also compare practice data to current MGMA survey data and identify opportunities to increase revenue.

Additionally, our skilled anesthesia consultants  will thoroughly analyze:

  • Support staff expense structure

  • Call team composition

  • Quality of data available

  • Department organization

  • Anesthesia staffing model

Negotiation Assistance

Assistance negotiating your anesthesia contract

Is your hospital paying a fair anesthesia subsidy? Sullivan anesthesia consultants can help you review the rationale for an exclusive anesthesia contract and identify key issues in preparation for negotiations. Our team can design and manage the RFP process with the validation of market fairness of financial support parameters. We can also assist by reviewing existing contract terms and provide strategic recommendations for change implementation.

Our Clients Say It Best

“We brought Sullivan Healthcare consultants back on a second engagement to assist us to develop a strategic plan to accommodate surgical services volume growth and the shift in service to the ambulatory surgical sites. They analyzed our current state and helped us create a vision for our future state.”
– Lynn Masterson, Vice President, Quality, Resource Management and Surgical Services
Eisenhower Medical Center
Rancho Mirage, California
“Sullivan Healthcare has been wonderful to work with. They provide professional, reliable and competent leaders who integrate with the culture and values of the organization. Sullivan Healthcare is responsive and a pleasure to work with. They are true partners in filling temporary gaps in essential sterile processing leadership roles.”
– Kerry Caldwell, Executive Director, Perioperative Services
City of Hope
Duarte, California
“Sullivan Healthcare Consulting redesigned our complete perioperative program. With the collaborative business and clinical model, we made data-driven decisions that brought positive results in staffing, scheduling, and overall efficiencies. We were able to provide an additional room for add-on cases, enabling our surgeons to take care of those patients during normal operating hours, which increased volume and decreased overtime. Sullivan gave us the tools to facilitate the development of strategies to ensure long-term success.”
– Becky Reese, Financial Manager Surgical Services
High Point Regional Health System-UNC Health Care
High Point, North Carolina

“Sullivan Healthcare is the go-to firm for perioperative consulting.  I have known and worked with Sullivan for many years and multiple projects.  They have the expertise and experience to problem solve and find solutions.  From patient care, flow, management, quality, Sullivan can identify, make recommendations, and implement a plan for best practice for perioperative services.”

Dr. David Lee, Sr., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Virginia Hospital Center
Arlington, Virginia

Case Studies

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Allina Operational Efficiencies

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Northwestern Medicine - Perioperative On-time Starts

Through collaborative team huddles, careful and meaningful tracking with actionable items, and proactive preparation for first case starts as well as all case review, the on time start percentage increased from 37% up to 77% maintaining an average of 72% for 8 months

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