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NEW ROCHELLE, NY (DECEMBER 13, 2011) – Roy S. Winston, MD, has been named Chief of Anesthesiology at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Visalia, California. Anesthesia services at the hospital are provided by Primary Anesthesia Services, PC, which is managed by Somnia, Inc., a national anesthesia services company based in New Rochelle, New York.Dr. Winston, who has over 20 years of clinical anesthesiology experience, most recently served as associate director of anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York and as interim chief of anesthesia at Memorial Healthcare in Owosso, Michigan. Anesthesia services at both hospitals are managed by Somnia. Dr. Winston previously practiced anesthesia in California in both hospital and ambulatory settings, including service as Medical Director and Chief of Anesthesiology at Sahara Surgical Center in Rancho Mirage. Earlier in his career, Dr. Winston served as Director of Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology at Peachtree Regional Hospital in Newnan, Georgia, and as Clinical Director and Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and University of California at Irvine.Dr. Winston served for 9 years in the United States Navy Reserve, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He also served on three Space Shuttle Critical Support Teams for NASA as a flight surgeon, and participated in the care teams for two U.S. presidents.“Dr. Winston is an effective leader with an outstanding clinical background,” said Robert C. Goldstein, MD, Somnia’s executive vice president and chief medical officer. “All of us at Somnia look forward to becoming a part of the Visalia community, and we know that Dr. Winston will ensure that Kaweah Delta’s anesthesia department provides the highest quality care.”Board-certified in anesthesiology, Dr. Winston received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his doctor of medicine degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship in surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, also in New York, and his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in critical care medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. Dr. Winston received additional training in cardiovascular anesthesia at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston Texas. About Somnia AnesthesiaFounded in 1996 by practicing anesthesiologists, Somnia Anesthesia is a full-service clinical anesthesia solutions partner, providing support in all areas of anesthesia including leadership, recruiting, revenue cycle management, payor contracting, quality assurance, billing and credentialing to hospitals, surgery centers and office based surgical facilities. Owned and operated by physicians, Somnia provides locally recruited anesthesia teams, supported by an unmatched national infrastructure that delivers the economies of scale clients demand. Anesthesia services continues to be Somnia’s only business.For more information visit: www.somniainc.com. # # #Contact:Melissa Weisstuch914.email@example.com
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