Anesthesia Associates of Ann Arbor Newsletter

July 6, 2021



Based on recent job postings, the anesthesiologist and CRNA job market in both Southeastern MI, Northern Ohio and the surrounding area is very active. With contract changes by a number of hospitals and health systems, opportunities are available for A4 to pick up new contracts. 2021 has been positive and A4 has been successful in picking up both short term staffing engagements and new service contracts.


As of the beginning of July, A4 is concluding a six-month engagement with Genesis Hospital in Ohio. A4 began staffing two full-time anesthesiologists in January of 2021 to Genesis, and the hospital was so happy they asked to continue services for another six-months. 


In March we began providing service to the Toledo Vision Center in Sylvania Ohio. This is part of the Toldeo Clinic, a large multi-specialty group that has physicians throughout the Toledo area.  Then in April of 2021, A4 began providing staffing services to McLaren Lapeer, supplementing staffing for their current anesthesia provider. A4 is actively discussing the transition of services at McLaren Lapeer with A4 assuming services on or before December 1, 2021.


Recently we learned that the ophthalmologists at the Vision Center will be joining ProMedica health system as of August 1, 2021. While we thought this would end our relationship at the Vision center, ProMedica expressed a desire for A4 to stay on. We are currently discussing arrangements with ProMedica.


We will continue to update you on new opportunities as they become available. Thank you for your continued support.


-Greg Bock


Perioperative Methadone: The Opioid-sparing Opioid

Please join us on July 14th at 6pm via ZOOM for another great lecture by Dr. Evan Kharasch, invite already sent.

Dr. Evan Kharasch Evan MD, PhD is the Merel H. Harmel Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chair for Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University, and also the Director of Academic Entrepreneurship in Duke University School of Medicine. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesiology, the leading journal in the specialty.  He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine).


Kenneth Eichenbaum, M.D. Joining the A4 Team at St. Joe Oakland in August. He completed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He has been practicing at Beaumont Hospital. 

Nathan Lee, M.D. 

Joining the A4 Team at St. Joe Ann Arbor on November 2. He completed his residency at University of New Mexico and has been practicing at the California Hospital Medical Center. 

Kenneth Hayes, M.D. 

Joining the A4 Team at St. Joe Ann Arbor on August 9. He completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and has been a Staff anesthesiologist at United Anesthesia Services in Philadelphia for the past year.


Corporate Office Steps Challenge

The corporate office including A4 Management, MAC and Siromed administrative staff, had a friendly and somewhat competitive Steps Challenge in the months of April through May for a 45-day period.

Some fun statistics from the desk of our Financial Analyst, Katherine Putt:

  • All together the participants walked a total of 4,746 miles - approximately the distance from Ann Arbor, MI to San Diego, CA and back.
  • Every team met the challenge of 1,000,000 steps.
  • The top three finishers walked respectively: Lori Holbrook with 750,512 steps, Deana Tammara with 811,110 steps and Jacquie Segal with 821,987 steps.

Thank you all that participated in the challenge and the survey following the challenge. Your comments have been taken into consideration and will make this challenge even more fun for next year.


Photo Challenge

Our Family Togetherness photo challenge winner for the first round of photos was Chelsea Hewitt. The second-round winner will be announced in the upcoming days. Please remember to send in the Summer photo challenge for a chance to win tickets to a home Tigers game.

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Basil Anyone…

You should all have received a compostable seed stake in the mail to grow fresh basil. We hope you enjoy growing it and using it in your summer dishes. As part of our green initiative, one tree was planted for placing the basil seed stake order with Eco Promotional Products. With this tree, A4 each year will help remove 50 pounds of pollution from the global atmosphere replacing it with life-giving oxygen.



Laura Zanchetta HR Director


Steve LeiningerSr. HR Generalist – Onboarding, Payroll, Benefits


Karen KnappCredentialing and Compliance Manager

Cari TurmanPhysician Recruiter – Recruiting for clinical providers including physicians and CRNAs


Brandy Tyson Scheduling Coordinator

As always A4 is hiring and is looking to add new talent to the group. If you have someone that is interested in pursuing opportunities with A4, please have them contact Cari Turman at




As a general rule, expenses submitted by the 15th will be paid by the end of the month. Mileage rates for 2021 have changed and are now .56 per mile, so make sure you are using the most current forms. Please submit all forms and receipts as attachments as photos do not print well.


Please contact Peggy at with any questions or to obtain the proper form.




MAC has been working hard during the pandemic to assist our patients in paying their bills while remaining empathetic to patients who may be going through hard times.  We have seen an increase in calls from patients wanting to make payment arrangements and we will continue to work with them through the struggles. MAC staff has continued helping each other to maintain the aging as well as keeping our budget stable while volume has been low. We are starting to see a slight increase on volume and believe this trend will continue


Congratulations are in order as our residents have graduated and received their diplomas! Enjoy these photos of the festivities!


From left to right: Graduating residents being given their diploma frames | Awarding Dr. Landau for his excellent lectures | Awarding Dr. Krishnan for excellent clinical/in-room teaching



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