Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Chooses SmithBucklin as Management Company

November 24, 2013

The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia chose SmithBucklin to provide full-service association management for its Chicago-based organization.

"We are thrilled to gain access to SmithBucklin's unmatched resource base of people, knowledge and association solutions," said Meena S. Desai, M.D., vice president of SAMBA's board of directors.

Desai added, "This partnership will allow us to continue to expand our reach, enhance patient safety and provide research and education for practitioners of ambulatory anesthesia."

Founded in 1985, SAMBA's goals are to advance the practice of ambulatory anesthesia in all ambulatory venues, to encourage high ethical and professional standards by fostering and encouraging education and research and to provide professional guidance for the practice of ambulatory anesthesia.

The association's membership includes more than 1,000 physicians, health professionals and residents in training.

"We are thrilled to welcome SAMBA into our community of healthcare organizations," said David Schmahl, executive vice president and CEO, Healthcare & Scientific Industry Practice. "Demand for outpatient services such as ambulatory anesthesia continues to grow, and SmithBucklin's expertise aligns well with SAMBA's growth and service objectives."

Erin Butler, one of SmithBucklin’s 17 executive directors in the Healthcare & Scientific Industry Practice, will serve as SAMBA's executive director.

Butler brings extensive management skills and proven membership-development experience to the organization.

SmithBucklin is the only association management company with dedicated industry practices. The company's Healthcare & Scientific Industry Practice supports the missions and objectives of 26 full-service healthcare and scientific organizations, serving a broad spectrum of physician, nursing, dental, clinical research, academic and multidisciplinary groups.

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