Anesthesia Services Company Ramps Up Online Initiatives

Top Quote Steel City Anesthesia launches online scheduling system, website and blog. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 17, 2010 - Youngstown, Ohio - Steel City Anesthesia, LLC, a leading provider of anesthesia services in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, has recently rolled out key online initiatives to help all its stakeholders. Health care facilities, physicians, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), employees, patients and future partners will benefit from the company's new website, online scheduling system and blog. In addition, the company is also leveraging social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube to inform, educate and interact with the communities it serves.

    Established in 2001, Steel City Anesthesia (SCA) has been steadily expanding its resource pool of anesthesia providers to serve more health care facilities. It was in 2009 that the company started working with WSI of Canfield to develop an online scheduling system to help manage these providers. Now complete and in use, this robust and highly efficient system has improved turnaround time on scheduling. It has also streamlined communication between providers, Steel City Anesthesia and health care facilities. Overall, it helps the company to keep pace with technology and offer clients/facilities an advantage over their competition. WSI also developed a user-friendly, professionally designed website for Steel City Anesthesia which was launched in July 2010.

    Jim Horvath, partner in Steel City Anesthesia, says, "At Steel City Anesthesia, our first goal is to make health care facilities aware of the benefits of outsourcing their anesthesia group. In the initial years we relied solely on meeting face to face to explain this and educate physicians, surgery/ambulatory centers and hospitals. With the pace at which we were growing, we knew that the Internet was the only way to ramp up and optimize efficiencies. We are very pleased with our new website and the online scheduling system. The blog allows us to analyze industry trends and the medical community's reactions and responses to these changes. With time consuming daily processes like scheduling now automated and web-enabled, we can focus our energies on enhancing value-added services for outsourced and on-demand anesthesia."

    Steel City Anesthesia provides high quality clinical anesthesia services to inpatients and outpatients in a variety of settings. The Steel City Anesthesia network offers outsourced anesthesia to surgery/ambulatory centers, hospitals and healthcare provider offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The company's new website offers information unique to each one of these segments to help them understand why outsourcing is the best choice for their anesthesia group needs. The website also provides a method for patients to schedule their procedure online and learn more about anesthesia in general.

    The online scheduling system, linked into the website, functions as an internal tool that Steel City Anesthesia uses to ensure their facilities are staffed appropriately and that the member anesthesia providers have complete control over their work schedule.  CRNAs and anesthetists can input their work requests; the Steel City Anesthesia team then reviews and approves them to a facility. Facility managers have access to the system to see who is working at their location and on what day.

    About Steel City Anesthesia (SCA):

    Steel City Anesthesia LLC provides complementary staffing with certified anesthesia providers at no cost to: Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), hospitals or doctors' offices needing office-based anesthesia. The company's network of anesthesia providers serves health care facilities across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Steel City Anesthesia's credentialed staff of 25 anesthetists is accredited by an independent third party with extremely high standards. Steel City Anesthesia outsourced anesthesia services are approved by a host of insurance providers including Medicare/Medicaid, High Mark BlueCross, Anthem Blue Cross, Health Assurance, United Health Care, UPMC, Medical Mutual and others.

    To learn more about Steel City Anesthesia, please visit You can also call 877.652.3175 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              877.652.3175      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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