Somnia Inc.

Chief of Anesthesia

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Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital – Chief of Anesthesia


Position:              Chief of Anesthesia position – to start Summer 2023 (1-week on/1-week off)

                            Anesthesiologists interested in non-leadership role are encouraged to inquire.

Location:             Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital in Grayling, MI


Practice Overview:

Somnia Anesthesia in collaboration with Munson Healthcare Grayling hospital seek to appoint the next department Chief of Anesthesia to start late summer 2023. This is a true life-style practice opportunity. Munson Healthcare is Northern Michigan’s largest and leading health system. The qualified Anesthesiologist will lead an established group of Anesthesiologists and CRNAs. (Supervision with a care team practice model). As a positive indicator, this cohesive group has achieved remarkably high retention and stability. The selected candidate will take on the successful legacy of the current Chief who plans to retire summer 2023.


This full-time practice, requires a total of 26-weeks per year, working 1 week on and 1 week off in rotating weeks with another full-time Anesthesiologists. The care team model is comprised of 2 MD/4 CRNAs working FT plus additional Per Diem staff members. Physicians take non-in-house calls during the 7-day Monday-Sunday rotation, leaving the following week completely off. Call-back frequency is relatively low, mostly involving labor epidurals which do not require physician to stay in-house. During weekdays, tenured CRNAs staff 3 general ORs and 1 endo room scheduled from 7 AM to 5 PM. CRNAs are medically directed by MDs in a variety of specialties, including general anesthesia, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, (including blocks), urology, and ophthalmology.


Chief of Anesthesia:

As described by the current Chief, one of the most gratifying aspects of this role is the remarkable relationships with interdepartmental clinical teams and the hospitals’ leadership support. Involvement as a valued member of the medical community extends the option to serve on various clinical board positions such as Compliance, Community Outreach, Chief of Staff, Chief of Surgery. This unique professional relationship makes for a rewarding facet as an involved and integral member of the community. The Chief of Anesthesia should reside in the community and is required to have strong clinical, leadership, communication skills with a commitment to the Anesthesia care team model and the desire to invest long-term in a well-established, highly regarded organization. This position comes with the support of a dedicated Somnia Practice Administrator to assist with various administrative duties and a Chief CRNA.


Clinical Details:

  • Hospital licensed for 71 beds: currently at 48 inpatient beds   
  • 3 ORs, 1 Endo Suite, 1 C-Section OR: Hours -7AM-5 PM
  • Annual surgical case volume: General 2,251; Endo 1,034; Ob 265
  • Case mix includes general, OB/gyn, ortho, urology, ophthalmology
  • No cardiac, major vascular, or trauma (level 2), nearest trauma center in Traver City
  • A robust regional anesthesia program with state-of-the-art Ultrasound- Skills a must
  • 6-bed ICU - Hospitalists staffed
  • Care-team model         



  • Board-Certification/Board-Eligible
  • Active Michigan State License
  • Regional Anesthesia Experience
  • ACLS & PALS Certification


  • Option for PC (Independent Contracted) or W2 Status
  • PC must provide its own liability insurance coverage
  • W2 Status includes liability insurance with cafeteria-plan benefits
  • Competitive compensation >$425K for 26 weeks plus Chief’s stipends

About the Community:

Grayling is the county seat of Crawford County. Located just one hour East of Traverse City (nearest airport), off major HWY 75 and on the banks of the AuSable River. This community features an economically vibrant and lively downtown surrounded by the idyllic scenic beauty and wonder of northern Lower Michigan. A family-oriented community, Crawford AuSable School District ranks well above average with 1,629 students in grades K-12 and an 18:1 student-teacher ratio. This region is rich in history, home to several museums, cultural attractions, and historical landmarks, including the AuSable Artisan Village Art Center. Housing options within 30 minutes from the hospital include riverfront, lake-front or acreage for the best of lifestyle and community. Grayling is an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise, just miles from the only national forest in Lower Michigan and 90 minutes from Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Activities include biking, hiking, boating, and sailing. Just 30 minutes north in Gaylord, is one of the nation’s densest regions of world-class, championship golf courses.



 About Somnia Anesthesia 

Since 1996, Somnia ( has had a singular focus on anesthesiainvesting in clinician professional development so patients can get the best care possible. We welcome and encourage applicants of all races, colors, genders, religions, sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well those who have served. 


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