September 25, 2014 By Jean Covillo, APRN, CRNA Managing Member Excel Anesthesia, LLC “The Anarchist” According to the Commonwealth Fund, an independent, private foundation that provides comparative data related to 38 health indicators and state response to national health policies and initiatives, Missouri ranks a heartbreaking 44th overall. This is an overall decline […]
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Victor Quintero, CRNA, APRN, Senior Partner of Excel Anesthesia, LLC recently returned from a medical mission in Antigua, Guatemala that was arranged through the Medical Mission Foundation (MMF) based in Kansas City. This would mark his 7th trip of voluntary service with this particular organization and his 12th overall Mission helping those in dire need […]
Join Missouri Nurses for this Fundraising Event! It is critical for our profession to support Dr. Bob Stuber For State Senator. Our profession depends on it! Dr. Stuber says, “Nurses, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! I understand the critical role our nurses provide in Missouri healthcare and am a strong supporter and advocate for the […]
Eliminating Anesthesia Subsidies By Jean M. Covillo, CRNA, MA, ARNP As CMS is considering measures of efficiency, Excel Anesthesia LLC offers insight, along with cost-effective recommendations, for remodeling the anesthesia care delivery practice model. These suggestions take a closer look at the various existing anesthesia practice models, especially those requiring subsidies. Literature indicates that CRNAs […]
Post Written by Jean Covillo, Managing Partner for Excel Anesthesia I look forward to seeing many of my fellow CRNAs at the AANA Mid-Year Assembly in Arlington, VA at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. The Mid-Year Assembly informs attendees about legislative issues affecting nurse anesthesia practice, encourages them to become advocates for the nurse anesthesia practice and […]
Karen Parker, one of the partners at Excel Anesthesia, participated in a medical mission in Haiti as part of a group called The Eye Team. Karen and the team spent a week visiting the Haiti Christian Mission in St. Louis du Nord. They performed some much needed eye surgeries on children and adults. In total, […]
State Legislators should carefully evaluate proposals to limit Advanced Practice Nurse’s scope of practice. Please read the update sent from the American Nurse Association. On Friday, March 7, the FTC issued a staff paper approved by the Commission 4-0, titled The release stated, “Federal Trade Commission staff has issued a policy paper suggesting that state […]
Post Written by Brant Myers, Director of Operations for Excel Anesthesia Part of my role at Excel Anesthesia is to maintain and manage the IT stuff around the office. Over the last year we have improved our workflow by changing some of the applications we use on a daily basis. As it happens, our old […]
What’s in a name? CRNA, AA, Nurse Anesthetist or Anesthetist? Warning! The pristine patient safety record that certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) have historically achieved is at risk. Currently all reputable studies show; there is no difference in patient outcomes when CRNAs provide care to patients individually vs. CRNAs who provide care under the medical […]
Jenny West Time With Company: Since August 2009 Position: Practice Coordinator How Jenny Started Working for Excel: Jenny was working in Corporate Woods in 2008. Her boss interviewed with Excel Anesthesia and decided it wasn’t a fit, but she thought Jenny would be. Jenny met with Excel Anesthesia and knew right away that it was […]