ASHRM Announces 2023 Patient Safety Award Recipient

North American Partners in Anesthesia Receives ASHRM 2023 Patient Safety Award



CHICAGO (Sept. 14, 2023) – The American Society of Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM) named North American Partners in Anesthesia winner of the 2023 ASHRM Patient Safety Award for its Anesthesia Risk Alert (ARA) program. This award recognizes organizational excellence in patient safety and celebrates the efforts of risk management professionals in promoting patient safety across the health care continuum. 

North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) of Melville, N.Y., is a single-specialty anesthesia company whose 6,000 clinicians serve nearly 3 million patients annually. Its patient safety intervention ARA program identifies high risk patients prior to receiving an anesthetic, enabling a clinician to perform mitigation strategies that are proven to reduce risk.


Since the program was rolled out in 2019 to all NAPA clinical sites including 500 hospitals, health systems and ambulatory surgery centers, the program has demonstrated success and sustainability by decreasing the number of critical events.

The organization will be recognized at ASHRM’s Annual Conference Oct. 3, 2023.

The American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM) is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), with over 5,800 members representing risk management, patient safety, insurance, legal, and other related interests. ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, advocacy, publications, networking and interactions with leading healthcare organizations and government agencies. For more information, visit the ASHRM website at