Anesco North Broward Doctor Retires, Celebrates 35 Years in Medicine  

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, September 29, 2011:  Anesco North Broward has announced the retirement of one of its anesthesiologists, Dr. Jose Sierra Jr.  With Anesco North Broward since the company’s foundation, Dr. Sierra has practiced in the local community for nearly 35 years at the Broward Health facilities.  

A picture of Dr. Jose Sierra Jr

Dr. Jose Sierra Jr.

“It was always a pleasure to work with Dr. Sierra.” says Fara Marino, Director of Operations at Anesco North Broward. “He was a great asset to the company and will be greatly missed.”  

“We appreciate the hard work, dedication and leadership that Dr. Sierra brought to Anesco.” Says Dr. Richard Meli, Chief Executive Officer of Anesco North Broward. “We wish Dr. Sierra the very best in his retirement.”  

Dr. Sierra began working for Broward General Medical Center in 1977 as Staff Anesthesiologist and ultimately served in a variety of positions throughout the Anesthesia and Surgery Departments.  From 1988 to 1992, Dr. Sierra was elected to serve as Secretary, Vice Chairman, and, later, as Chairman for the Department of Surgery at Broward General Medical Center. In 1990, Dr. Sierra was promoted within the Anesthesia Department at Broward General to Assistant Medical Director. He continued to work his way up through the department, serving as Medical Director for Trauma Anesthesia, Medical Director for Cardiovascular Anesthesia, and, ultimately, Medical Director for the Anesthesia Department.  Since 1999, Dr. Sierra has worked at Imperial Point Medical Center and been a shareholder at Anesco North Broward, LLC. He has also served on many hospital committees throughout his career, including the Quality Assurance Committee, the Credentials and Qualifications Committee, the Medical Council, the Building Committee, and the Trauma Center Organization Committee.    

Dr. Sierra is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management. Born in Cuba, He received his medical degree at the University of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed his residency in anesthesia at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Sierra is an avid wildlife photographer and previously competed nationally in fencing competitions.  

About Anesco North Broward 

Anesco North Broward, LLC (ANB) is the exclusive provider of anesthesia and pain management services to Broward Health, one of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation. With 41 MD anesthesiologists, 52 CRNAs, and 23 SRNAs covering 52 surgical suites, including cardiac, liver transplant, trauma, OB/GYN, pediatric and Burn ORs, Anesco North Broward currently services more than 55,000 operating room procedure annually. Anesco North Broward  is a division of Healthcare Performance Companies. For more information, visit Anesco’s website at    

About Healthcare Performance Companies     

Healthcare Performance Companies is a leading provider of clinical and financial solutions for hospitals and health systems. Physician led and managed for more than 10 years, Healthcare Performance Companies applies its business and medical skills, learned through years of managing medical practices, to support hospitals and outpatient centers in running more efficiently, increasing their successful patient interactions and improving revenues and profits. Services include Anesthesia Practice Management, Anesthesiology & O.R. Consulting, Sleep Center Management Services, and related Billing & Collections. For more information, visit Healthcare Performance Companies’ website at