The VSA Board of Directors chose Senator Emmett Hanger as the 2020 VSA Legislator of the Year. Senator Hanger joined our board meeting on January 8th so that we could formally thank him for his work. VSA chose Senator Hanger for this award because he carried the budget amendment to increase the Medicaid reimbursement rates for anesthesiologists to 70% of Medicare. Because of … [Read more...] about Senator Emmett Hanger Awarded as VSA’s 2020 Legislator of the Year
Archives for January 2021
Lately, my task list at the hospital is anchored around a select few things. Answer stat pages to intubate people with COVID, and with diligence, restock my PPE for intubating people with COVID. But then intercom lullabies for newborn deliveries let me float away, for just a moment, to my baby nieces and older nephew. The mental reprieve fades, so I chart check lab results to … [Read more...] about Anesthesia Trainees and Pain Management: Learning through the Global Pandemic Lens
By Daniel H. Gouger, MD
VCU Health Department of Anesthesiology
Resident Editor, VSA Update
I have had the privilege of being a part of an interventional Pain management practice in the greater Richmond, Virginia area for the past 20 years. This could be a good point in time to share some of our experiences with our other colleagues.
Being an independent, or more correctly interdependent, medical specialty practice comes with many advantages and some challenges. We … [Read more...] about Richmond Spine Interventions and Pain Center
By Peyman Nazmi, MD
Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Specialist
Richmond Spine Interventions and Pain Center
My name is Manhal Saleeby and I am living the dream! I am an anesthesiologist/pain specialist physician employed by a community hospital in the town of South Hill, Virginia.
Community Memorial Hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. The affiliation enabled our community hospital to grow and expand to multiple specialty services which are now … [Read more...] about Community Memorial Hospital
By Manhal Saleeby, MD
The 2021 legislative session is rapidly approaching! The General Assembly will convene on January 13 and it will be much different than usual. The House of Delegates will be 100% virtual and never meet in person.
The Senate will meet at the Science Museum of Virginia, as they did during the recent Special Session. However, no one from the public is allowed there or at the … [Read more...] about Legislative Update
By Lauren Schmitt
Commonwealth Strategy Group