UPMC St. Margaret
Jay A. Roskoph, MD, MBA
At UPMC St. Margaret, which bridges the gap between community anesthesiology practice and tertiary care center, efforts center on patient care in the operating rooms and GI suite of both the main hospital and Harmar Ambulatory Center. In February 2009, UPMC St. Margaret achieved ANCC Magnet Recognition® status, the highest international recognition for nursing excellence and leadership, granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The anesthesiology division was very active in the magnet designation process and the upcoming recertification efforts.
The UPMC St. Margaret and Harmar Ambulatory Center Anesthesiology Division has maintained a growing peri-operative environment at a time when the local population continues to decline. A large variety of surgical procedures are performed at St. Margaret, including orthopedic (spine, total joint, sports, and foot and ankle); general; thoracic; urologic; gynecological; vascular; ophthalmologic; plastic; and ear, nose, and throat surgery. Minimally invasive surgeries for knee and hip replacements are routinely performed here, and regional anesthesia with nerve blocks and post-operative pain control were used for orthopedic and general surgery cases. The combination of the two sites encompasses a large ultrasound-based regional anesthesiology and perioperative pain control program and manages the largest of UPMC’s outpatient peripheral nerve block catheter programs. In addition, the UPMC St. Margaret Anesthesiology Division is an integral member of the hospital’s geriatric fracture program.
For more information about the UPMC St. Margaret Anesthesiology Division, including the most recent faculty member, CRNA, and case counts, please see the department’s most recent annual report.