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Allied Anesthesia physician and St. Joseph surgeon get kudos for quality patient experience

Orange, Calif (PRWEB) October 24, 2013

Allied Anesthesia physicians have worked closely with surgeons at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange for years developing a bond that benefits patients and results in positive patient outcomes as demonstrated by an email sent by a recent patient.

The female patient spent three days in St. Joseph’s orthopedic ward following surgery to repair a herniated disc. The surgeon, Dr. Jeffery Deckey, was assisted by Allied anesthesiologist Dr. Salomon Maya.

“You are truly blessed to have Dr. Jeffrey Deckey and Dr. Salomon Maya affiliated with your hospital, as I believe they are incredible doctors with excellent communication skills that make patients feel confident in them and their abilities,” the patient wrote.

She applauded Deckey for sticking with her through an apparent surgical complication.

“Besides, Dr. Deckey, Dr. Maya is my hero as well! Not only did he perform the surgical anesthesiology but when more tests were needed, Dr Maya followed me into MRI to ensure there would be no complications during the procedure,” she wrote.

Salomon said he just wanted to make sure he was with the patient during that difficult time and was happy that she did well. He said the unsolicited praise was totally unexpected.

“As anesthesiologists, we’re very rarely given credit for the good work that we do,” Salomon said. “We really appreciate that the patient was moved to share her positive experiences with us.”

The patient also commended the entire staff for being courteous, competent and caring throughout the ordeal beginning with the pre-op process, which was devised by Allied Anesthesia physicians to improve pre-op coordination, eliminate unnecessary tests, and reduce the number of surgical delays and cancellations. The Patient Ready Protocol, which was instituted last year, has resulted in significant improvements in the pre-op process for St. Joseph patients.

About Allied Anesthesia: With more than 50 highly qualified anesthesiologists on staff, Allied Anesthesia provides adult and pediatric anesthesia services to St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, CHOC Children's Hospital and many other Southern California healthcare facilities.

Allied specializes in pediatric anesthesia, performing approximately 12,000 pediatric anesthetic
procedures a year. All of the group’s anesthesiologists have extensive experience in the care of pediatric patients. All Allied anesthesiologists are board certified, and they staff and manage the most efficient operating rooms in Southern California.

Allied is a member of the California Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Society of

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