The Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors (AACD) is an organization rooted in the belief that anesthesiologists are uniquely qualified physicians within a hospital who have expertise in both clinical and administrative operations. As a member organization of ASA, we are committed to helping our members leverage their unique perspective and global view to improve their processes (asamonitor.pub/3h8MetC). With a global perspective, it is not surprising that this part of our mission statement is dynamic, more so in the last two years than at any time in our 33-year history.

Changes in medicine and health care are driven by several factors. Science and technology typically come to mind first, and rightly so. We could not have the level of medical care we currently enjoy without the research and development in chemistry, engineering etc., that have led to life-saving...

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