Business of Anesthesia & The Fundamentals of Practice Management

How to Communicate with a Hospital Administrator (1 Class A CE)

Monday, September 24
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Ballroom C, Hynes

Currently, lack of communication amongst Hospital Administrators strain interactions and relationships. Greater understanding of hospital administrators and their perspectives will help overall patient care.

Learning Objectives:

Tracy P. Young, CRNA, MSNA, MBA

YPS Anesthesia
Youngsville, Louisiana

Mr. Young Graduated with his Master in Science Nurse Anesthesia from Texas Wesleyan University in 2000 and immediately began his practice providing services to several facilities in Louisiana. His practice was very autonomous, and he provided OR and OB coverage for medium-sized hospitals. Mr. Young also received a Masters in Business Administration-Healthcare from the George Washington University in 2008 and is currently the CEO of YPS Anesthesia. His time is divided between clinical and administrative duties as he oversees the operations and growth of YPS Anesthesia and its subsidiaries which includes exclusive anesthesia contracts at over 45 facilities in 4 states and over 250 anesthesia providers. Mr. Young also has diverse investment holdings inside and outside of healthcare and he is currently the State President for the Louisiana State Association of Nurse Anesthetist as well as sitting on several other boards.

Disclosure- Founder and owner of "Neuromend Infusion Center" a Ketamine Clinic


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Paul Santoro, MS, CRNA

Chief Innovation Officer
YPS Anesthesia
Key West, Florida

Our next speaker is Paul W. Santoro. He is a 1984 graduate of the Henry Ford Hospital/University of Detroit Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia, is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and recently completed a certificate in Merger and Acquisition Integration from Pritchett Consulting LP, a leading global integration and change management consulting firm. Mr. Santoro is currently Chief Innovation Officer for YPS Anesthesia and CEO of APM Consulting. He is a past-president of the Amercian Association of Nurse Anesthetists and served on the Commission on Anesthesia Economics and Reimbursement and currently sits on the Cultural Assessment Task Force. Amongst his awards, Paul was named as a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Great Lakes Region, a Michigan Top 50 Company to Watch by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Becker’s ASC Review Top 100 Companies to Work For, and the University of Detroit Mercy’s Alumni of the Year.


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Larry G. Hornsby, BSN, CRNA

Chief Strategy Office and Vice President
Diversified Professionals Professionals, Inc.
Moody, Alabama

Mr. Hornsby is a highly recognized expert in the business of anesthesia. He has owned and managed numerous health-related companies, including an anesthesia billing company, an anesthesia management and billing consulting service, multiple anesthesia companies providing anesthesia services to hospitals, surgery centers, and physician practices, an anesthesia staffing company, and an anesthesia continuing education seminar company. He is currently President Anesthesia Professionals, Inc.
Mr. Hornsby is a Past-President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and received the organization’s highest honor in 2013, the Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment. Prior to his term as president, he served on the AANA Board of Directors for four years, holding the offices of Region 7 Director, Vice President, and President-Elect, respectively. Notably, he served as Chairman of the AANA Commission on Anesthesia Economics and Reimbursement and as Chairman of the Anesthesia Payment Advisory Panel to the AANA Board of Directors. He chaired the AANA CRNA Political Action Committee for six years, as well, bringing in record-breaking contributions during his term. He also served on the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Ambulatory Professional Technical Advisory Council for six years. His most notable accomplishment during his AANA service was negotiating the federal supervision opt-out directly with the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, which now allows CRNAs in 17 states to work without any physician supervision requirements.
Prior to his AANA service, he served the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists (ALANA) as a member of its Board of Directors, serving two terms as president and chairing several committees. During this period of time, he was appointed by the Governor of Alabama as a representative to the State of Alabama Commission on Nursing and served for two years. He also served on the Alabama Board of Nursing Advisory Council to the Nursing Practice/Discipline Committee.
Mr. Hornsby is an emeritus member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the UAB School of Health Professions and is a current inaugural member of the UAB School of Nursing’s National Advisory Council. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the UAB National Alumni Society. In 2009, he was named one of “Fab 40” alumni of the UAB School of Health Professions, and in 2010, he was named one of the UAB School of Nursing’s 60 “Visionary Leaders.” He is also an internationally renowned speaker, having lectured hundreds of times on topics including leadership, office-based anesthesia, liability insurance, reimbursement, quality monitoring, data capture and analysis, revenue cycle management, and operating room efficiency. He has authored two book chapters in anesthesia-related texts and contributed to numerous other publications.


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