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North American Partners in Anesthesia Regional Director Named President of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the United States, is proud to announce Michael B. Simon, MD, Regional Director of NAPA, has been named President of the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. (NYSSA).

Comprised of approximately 4000 anesthesiologists, the NYSSA is an organization of physicians and scientists dedicated to advancing the specialty of anesthesiology and providing the safest and highest quality patient care to the citizens of New York State. In addition, the society is responsible for hosting the second largest Anesthesia education meeting in the World, the PostGraduate Assembly (PGA). Through the NYSSA's election process, Dr. Simon was voted President-elect in December of 2011, and was recently inaugurated into his presidency role on December 16, 2012. In his new role, Dr. Simon is charged with overseeing all aspects of the society in addition to continuing their national efforts as a partner of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). His presidency term succeeds another NAPA anesthesiologist, Salvatore G. Vitale, MD, Director, Cardiac Anesthesia at Westchester Medical Center.

"We are at an exciting time in health care," said Michael B. Simon, MD, Regional Director of NAPA and President, the NYSSA. "With health care evolving, changes will come about in the very near future that will shape the way we deliver and administer medicine for the next generation. Anesthesiology, the field of peri-operative medicine, will prove to be instrumental in guiding this change for patients needing procedures both in and out of the traditional hospital setting. As President of the NYSSA, I am proud to play an integral part in the anesthesiology community — working alongside the society in their efforts to provide input into this process, and furthering our stance on advocating safety and quality for the patients of New York."

As a board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Simon served various hospital leadership roles including Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania and MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois. He is currently the Chief of Cardio-thoracic Anesthesiology at Vassar Brother s Medical Center located in Poughkeepsie, New York, a position in which he has held since 1998. Dr. Simon is a member of various other professional societies including the American Society of Anesthesiologists and American Medical Association.

For more information on the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. (NYSSA), visit their website at www.nyssa-pga.org.

About North American Partners in Anesthesia

Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the leading single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the United States. NAPA is comprised of the most respected clinical staff, providing thousands of patients with superior and attentive care. The company is known for partnering with hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that maximize operating room performance, enhance revenue, and demonstrate consistent patient and surgeon satisfaction ratings. For more information, please visit NAPAanesthesia.com.

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North American Partners in Anesthesia
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