August 2021

Doctor in a surgery center

Welcome to the Team – Palestine, Texas.

We would like to welcome the excellent anesthesia team at Palestine Regional Medical Center to the YPS family!  We are excited that Dr. Hobus, Joey Beltz CRNA, Shayla Willmott CRNA, and Glory Gituma CRNA will be staying on and joining the YPS Team there and we have two additional CRNAs that are now under contract to round out the team.   

That team will also be helping us cover another new YPS Facility in Fairfield, Texas (Freestone Medical Center).  Please join me in welcoming all of them to the family. 

In addition, we are pleased to announce that YPS started providing anesthesia services last month to NuVision Same Day Procedure Center in San Antonio, Texas.  NuVision is a modern Lasik and Laser Cataract Eye surgery center in Texas.  We look forward to providing professional CRNA staffing services to this ASC for many years to come. 

Clinical Corner

Covid cases are continuing rise as the new Delta variant is sweeping through many communities.  YPS is following local community health guidance and each facility protocols as they come out in relation to how best to handle this surge. We have already started seeing some cancellation of elective outpatient surgeries at a handful of facilities and a slight rise in cases at some Ambulatory facilities in response to hospitals cutting back on elective cases to preserve beds and resources for critical Covid patients.  The health care community has learned many lessons since the first surge, and I am confident that we will get through this surge as well. Stay safe and stay well! 

We have a good news clinical story to report from our Kell West Surgical Hospital team in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Kell West serves as a rotational clinical site for the TCU Nurse Anesthesia Program. TCU students rotate for month long rotations at this site and typically get great US guided block experience while there for that month. Well, this month’s student broke the record for number of blocks performed! The previous one-month record for a student was 91 blocks, and this month Angela Mazzitelli, TCU RRNA, did 104 blocks beating the previous record. Great job KW team and a special thanks to Louise Scudieri, Chief CRNA for heading up this program.  And, special congratulations on completion of your Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship for CRNAs from Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia.  Thank you to Morgan Weisser, CRNA and the rest of the KW CRNA team who are doing a great job in mentoring the next generation of CRNAs! 

Best Wishes Heather Hunt!

Please join us in wishing Heather Hunt, Operations Manager, good luck and congratulations on starting her own business venture in Louisiana starting in September.  We know that she will be successful due to her strong work ethic and drive!  Although Heather will not be working with us in a Full-Time capacity anymore, we are thankful that she will remain on the YPS team for the next several months in a Part-Time role to help with this transition and training for the rest of our operations team.  Good luck Heather!

Happy Birthday to all the August Birthdays: 

8/1 – Jeff Allain, Kelly Ray

8/2 – Marguerite Potier

8/3 – David Naul, Cody Cure

8/4 – Brian Schott, Pete Hext

8/6 – Pat Leday

8/10 – Dr. Cynthia Sherwood

8/11 – Carolyn May, Remi Judice, Lessley Adams, Julie Boytim, Nich McCullough

8/12 – David Gaskin, David Coston

8/14 – Heidi Rodrigue

8/15 – Dr. Jeffrey Boyne

8/17 – Kim Norwood, Cade Chandler

8/18 – RJ Pesson

8/19 – Amanda Dobbins, Lauren Edwardes

8/20 – Dr. Robert Theard, Chad Gautreaux

8/21 – Ramsey Caraway

8/22 – Amy Lawing, Marcus Braud

8/23 – Jericho Loupe

8/24 – Paul Kisucky, Kevin Solieau

8/26 – Lindsey Smith

8/28 – Chris Richardson, Dr. Julia Kendrick

8/31 – Dr. Walter Glod

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