FAIRFAX, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/13 -- FOAA Anesthesia Services, a leading provider of anesthesia services, once again joins with the National Patient Safety Foundation in observing Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 3-9, 2013. Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual NPSF-led education and awareness campaign for healthcare safety. The theme for Patient Safety Awareness Week 2013 is "Patient Safety 7/365: 7 days of recognition, 365 days of commitment to safe care." This is a week to recognize the advancements that have been made in the patient safety arena, while acknowledging the challenges that remain -- and committing to work on those challenges every day. According to the NPSF, a focus on empowering patients and strengthening patient-provider communications are seen as paramount to reducing error within the health system and reducing readmission rates.
"Our tag line 'Safety, Warmth, Comfort' puts safety first," says Vincent J. Vilasi, M.D., president of FOAA Anesthesia Services. "Because of improved monitoring and anesthesia delivery methods, the perioperative patient experience is safer than ever. FOAA's commitment to patient safety is 24/7."
For more information about FOAA Anesthesia Services' commitment to patient safety, visit the FOAA web site at http://www.foaa.net/safety.html.
About FOAA Anesthesia Services
For over twenty years, FOAA Anesthesia Services has been providing award-winning anesthesia management and anesthesia services for patients, surgeons, physicians and healthcare facilities. FOAA cares for over 100,000 patients a year at multiple sites including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, endoscopy centers and medical and dental office-based practices. FOAA Anesthesia Services offers a full range of anesthesia and pain management services and is dedicated to providing high quality care, outstanding customer service and a work environment of choice. For further information call (703) 293-9590 or visit www.foaa.net.