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Anesthesiologists donate $500,000 to Enloe expansion
CHICO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2008 – Northstate Anesthesiology Partners, a group of local physicians who provide anesthesiology care at Enloe Medical Center, recently committed $500,000 to the Enloe Century Project expansion.
“Northstate Anesthesiology Partners is a group of physicians truly committed to our community. Enloe greatly appreciates their support of our expansion,” states Robert Adams, Vice President of the Enloe Foundation.
Northstate Anesthesiology Partners (NAP) also recently gave a $10,000 gift as a sponsor of Enloe’s 23rd Annual Golf Tournament, which benefits the Century Project and the Enloe Golf Nursing Scholarship. Michael Pryomski, DO, President of NAP, said the donations are expressions of the group’s support of Enloe Medical Center and the local community. “We look forward to practicing in the new surgery center that’s part of the expansion currently under construction,” says Dr. Pryomski.
The single-story surgery center will have its own street entrance, reception area and lounge that will double the existing surgical suites. It will provide dedicated heart, neurological and orthopedic operating rooms and two private surgery consultation rooms for physicians to meet with patients and families. The Century Project, which expands Enloe’s Esplanade campus, also includes a five-story patient tower; single-story emergency center; parking structure, which is now open; and an adjacent park.
Since NAP formed in March 2007, the physician group has focused on providing high-quality anesthesia services and recruiting permanent anesthesiologists to Chico. NAP now has a full complement of 14 anesthesiologists who provide services at Enloe Medical Center’s Esplanade campus and at the outpatient center on Bruce Road. Anesthesiologists optimize operating conditions to help allow for safe and effective surgery.
“We have anesthesiologists who have been at Enloe for years and those from other parts of the country who bring new perspectives and expertise in different facets of anesthesiology,” says Michael Hieb, MD, Vice Chair of the Anesthesiology Department, who was one of the early recruits and served as NAP’s first president. “Now that we have met many of our clinical goals, we’re reaching out to support community charities and services.”
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.