NAPA Heroism during 2017 Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Shooting Recounted in The Doctor’s Advocate

Melville, New York, UNITED STATES

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) announced today that it has been featured in a lead article in the most recent edition of The Doctor’s Advocate newsletter, a publication of The Doctors Company. The article provides a riveting first-person account of the harrowing details of the deadly shooting that took place at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, NY, on June 30, 2017. Working in tandem with colleagues from the hospital’s clinical and administrative teams, NAPA executed a swift, coordinated response to the crisis.

The article delves into the moment-by-moment actions taken by both the anesthesia team at Bronx Lebanon, 16 in total and all NAPA employees, led by anesthesia site chief Dr. Dave Livingstone. It also details the corresponding steps NAPA leadership took to support and assist the anesthesia team in real time as the crisis was unfolding. Finally, it recounts the instantaneous relay of information of the team’s status to the NAPA organization at large, keeping everyone informed on the situation and their colleagues, whom they knew to be in imminent danger.

The article draws parallels between the actions taken by NAPA and the importance of unified teamwork during a crisis, exemplifying the principles of Extreme Ownership, leadership based on U.S. Navy SEAL training.  It also illustrates the no-ego approach necessary to optimal performance and outcomes. The full article can be found here:

“Words cannot express how proud we are of not only the team at Bronx-Lebanon, but of the actions of our senior leadership. Everyone bravely -- and without thought for personal safety -- came together to support each other and save lives that day,” said NAPA CEO John F. Di Capua. “These types of tragic shootings can rarely be anticipated, but with a high-performance team in place that truly cares about one another, miraculous things can and do happen.”

About North American Partners in Anesthesia
As a clinician-led organization, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is redefining healthcare, delivering unsurpassed excellence to its partners and patients every day. In three decades, NAPA has grown to become one of the nation’s leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management companies, serving more than one million patients annually in more than 200 healthcare facilities throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast. For more information, please visit

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Media Contact: Barbara Cerrone
North American Partners in Anesthesia
P: (516) 532-6715