Patient safety and comfort throughout surgery and major diagnostic procedures
are the top priorities of the St. Joseph Hospital Department of Anesthesiology.
A full range of the latest, evidence-based techniques are utilized in
operating rooms, delivery rooms and procedure areas. Prior to each planned
procedure, the anesthesiologist scheduled to care for the patient at the
time of surgery will personally conduct a pre-operative evaluation to
formulate an appropriate, individualized anesthesia plan.
St. Joseph Hospital anesthesiologists all adhere to the highest clinical
standards in administering anesthesia for patients undergoing routine
and emergency procedures. These include guidelines and protocols established
by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and The Joint Commission.
Compassionate care and favorable outcomes have been major factors in St.
Joseph Hospital performing more surgeries and delivering more babies than
any other hospital in Orange County. Anesthesia excellence has also played
a role in St. Joseph Hospital being named one of the top 50 hospitals
in the nation for orthopedic care by
U.S.News & World Report.
For more information on St. Joseph Hospital's anesthesiologist partners,