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Kanter takes over as Chief of Anesthesia at Mercy

Kanter takes over as Chief of Anesthesia at Mercy
Gary Kanter, MD
SPRINGFIELD With the primary goal of employing national best practices for anesthesiology within the Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS), Gary Kanter, MD, has assumed his new post as Chief of Anesthesia Services at Mercy Medical Center.
Immediately prior to his appointment, he served as Staff Anesthesiologist with the Department of Anesthesiology at Baystate Medical Center and as the Associate Medical Director for Health Care Quality within in the Division of Health Care Quality.
As Chief of Anesthesiology, Kanter hopes to focus on several key areas of patient care, including pre-admission evaluations and the adoption of cutting-edge technology.
"The highest-quality care is timely, effective, safe, equitable, efficient and patient-centered. I want the care we provide to be all of these things, and more," Kanter said.
A board-certified anes-thesiologist, Kanter graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor of science in pharmacy and received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His postdoctoral training includes an internship in medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, Hospital of St. Raphael and residency in anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital. He also previously served as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine.
"Dr. Kanter is well known for his commitment to high quality patient care and patient satisfaction, and this, coupled with his extensive clinical experience and knowledge of best practice initiatives, insures his smooth transition into this vital role at Mercy Medical Center," William Bithoney, MD, Chief Medical Officer, SPHS, and Chief Operating Officer, Mercy Medical Center, said.