Healthcare Executive to Lead Operations and Business Development at Leading Physician-Only Anesthesia Group

DALLAS, TX (Dec. 1, 2010) — Metropolitan Anesthesia Consultants, one of the largest physician-only anesthesia groups in North Texas, today announced that is has appointed Amanda O’Neal, FACHE as its Chief Operating Officer.

O’Neal will oversee business development, operations, and process improvement at the group, which has nearly 60 member physicians. Metro Anesthesia services a variety of major hospitals and hospital systems in the area, including HCA, Tenet and Baylor.

“We are pleased to have Amanda join our management team,” said Norman Rice, MD, Chairman of Metro Anesthesia. “She is a distinguished healthcare executive and active member of the community. She will help us further our mission of providing the highest quality healthcare possible.”

O’Neal has a wealth of experience spanning physician recruitment, physician sales, marketing, corporate wellness, business planning, strategic development and more. She was previously the president and founder of The Brummitt Group, a boutique healthcare consulting firm. Prior to that, she held positions at Trinity Healthcare Services and HCA, Inc. O’Neal has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Southern California.

O’Neal is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Only 7,500 healthcare executives hold this elite distinction nationwide. O’Neal is also active in her community, having recently been named chairperson of Irving Healthcare Foundation’s TexasFest gala, scheduled for next spring.

“Metro Anesthesia is one of the top physician-only anesthesia groups in the country in terms of recruiting the best doctors and providing the highest quality healthcare possible,” O’Neal said. “I’m thrilled to join their team.”


About Metropolitan Anesthesia Consultants
With nearly 60 physicians, Metropolitan Anesthesia Consultants is one of the largest physician-only anesthesia groups in North Texas. The organization prides itself on an unprecedented commitment to quality, excellence, and service. For more information, please visit