Our purpose

Our collaborative teams of anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists are committed to patient comfort and safety with protocols focused on relieving pain, improving recovery, and mitigating cost.

Our practice

Our anesthesia practice is rooted in strong physician leadership, a collaborative model of care, and clinical excellence. We’re a blended team of fellowship-trained anesthesiologists and accomplished CRNAs who recognize and appreciate each other’s expertise and work in tandem to give our patients a better experience when they’re with us. Our comprehensive perioperative evaluations result in improved scheduling, reduced cancellations, and increased throughput. We know how to maximize operating room time and improve block booking, allowing us to create more efficient and effective surgical workflows and ultimately improve care for our patients.

Our well-calibrated care team model allows us to be nimble when responding to the vulnerabilities of day-to-day demand and bring to bear the full complement of our skills when facing complex cases. Collectively, we embrace a common pathway for treating patients while also recognizing the need for autonomy and flexibility to practice in ways that benefit the communities we serve.

Our promise is to bring better to the bedside. Better ideas, better approaches, better care. Whether we’re focused on helping someone ease into anesthesia or relieve their pain after surgery, patients are at the center of everything we do, inspiring us to be better.

What our leaders say

“We embrace the responsibility of managing the full perioperative experience. We’re committed to a patient-centered approach that focuses on safety, comfort, and cost-effectiveness for patients, hospitals, and surgical centers. By collaborating with surgeons and proceduralists, we develop highly efficient processes that are key to achieving exceptional performance in today’s challenging healthcare environment.”

David Leachman, MD, FASA, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer, Anesthesia

Our performance

We understand the evolving nature of what we do and the foresight required to anticipate and balance the needs of our partners, surgeons, and — most importantly — our patients.

Our high standards are evident in our commitment to patient safety and consistency — we develop and follow core clinical processes and protocols that help reduce variation and ultimately help our patients mobilize more quickly, reduce their pain, and discharge sooner. We’re strong proponents of regional anesthesia over narcotics and understand the potential effects on a patient, both within the hospital and once they leave. We strive to use regional blocks in more than 60 percent of surgeries before the patient enters the operating room, as we see how this improves our patients’ experience.

We’re certified in the use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). We also employ a comprehensive handoff tool created specifically for post-cardiac surgery patients and work collaboratively with our intensive care cohorts through the transfer process.

Here’s what you can expect from our anesthesiology program:

  • Highly skilled and aligned physician and CRNA leadership
  • Best-in-class technology that drives efficiency
  • Quality key performance indicators tracked monthly
  • Improved throughput and greater surgeon satisfaction
  • Improved pain scores

How we do it:

  • Relationship-building with our surgeons and measuring their satisfaction
  • Measuring patient perioperative satisfaction
  • Twice-daily huddles with the operating room director and staff to prepare and review
  • Pre-operative discussion about the patient’s anesthesia plan

Our people

What matters to us is caring for patients — and having a team that shares our values and conviction to be better. This is reflected in how we work, every day, as a blended anesthesiology team — with mutual respect, trust, and a genuine spirit of collaboration. Here, every voice matters, and every insight helps us grow as clinicians and humans.

We enjoy the best of both worlds — the ability to practice anesthesia at the community level while drawing on the collective wisdom of our national presence. We embrace autonomy and a path to professional growth — along with the development tools and resources to help us get there. We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels. And we benefit from deeply engaged leaders who care as much about patients as we do.

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Our partners

We partner across the country with teaching hospitals, micro-hospitals, and critical access hospitals, as well as acute care centers and ambulatory surgery centers. We provide anesthesia services for patients receiving care in pediatrics, orthopedics, cardiology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and for ear, nose, and throat.

Let’s talk about building a partnership. We’d love to connect.

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What our partners say

“The surgeons have nothing but amazing things to say about Sound. The change was dramatic and immediate — in the first week of our Sound partnership the level of engagement and the improvement in balance and alignment is palpable.”

Vice Chair for Primary Care Operations

Large Hospital System