We are dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-efficient, safe care to every patient, every time, always. We partner with our contracted facilities to improve operational performance and reduce cost. Further, we conduct clinical research to help advance the safety of our specialty.
We care for more than 31,000 patients annually in our Maryland and District of Columbia practice locations. We perform 12% of all outpatient Gastro, Colon and Rectal anesthesia cases in the state. In fact, we have performed more than 275,000 outpatient procedures since our inception in 2011.
Our high-quality board certified physician anesthesiologists and licensed certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) provide safe and compassionate care to our patients. Many of our providers have worked with us for many years.
On September 16, Capital Anesthesia Partners hit a significant milestone, having provided high-quality, cost-efficient, safe anesthesia care for our 275,000th patient since our practice's inception in 2011 in endoscopy centers throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Minnesota.
We look forward to caring for you, too, at one of our practice locations.
Capital Anesthesia Partners and Kaiser Permanente have successfully negotiated an agreement for CAP to provide in-network services to KP's members. The contract is effective September 1, 2020. Please remember that any unmet deductible, co-insurance or co-payment requirements still apply. If members have questions about anesthesia benefits, please contact KP's member services telephone number on the back of your insurance card.
Our chief operating officer, Brian Ramos, was recently awarded a "Rise Above" recognition award by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) for the exceptional work that he has done in the field of medical practice management, especially during this unprecedented time in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Ramos has co-authored a medical practice re-opening checklist and has presented on various topics including how to re-open a practice safety and how to develop an internal contract tracing program.
We're taking measures to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients during in-person visits at our endoscopy centers.
Delivering exceptional care and infection control is part of our daily practice and way of life for our anesthesia providers. Our patient centers are controlled spaces where the most stringent precautions are always in place. In addition, our anesthesia providers have extensive experience in infection control and managing disease. We have implemented new measures to ensure your comfort and safety during your outpatient procedure.
We are also doing our part to halt the spread of coronavirus with robust testing. For your safety and that of our team members, we are testing all patients for COVID-19 before every procedure. Additionally, all of our anesthesia providers are also tested on a regular basis.
Washingtonian magazine recently released their annual report of top doctors in the region, selected by their peers. We are proud to provide our anesthesia services to twenty-two of the top gastroenterologists. While anesthesia providers are not included in the report, having so many of our referring providers acknowledged is a compliment to excellent patient care they deliver every day.