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Our Story

RemCare Anesthesia Solutions was founded in 2004 by two nurse anesthetists. They conceptualized a paradigm shift in the stale standard anesthesia staffing company model. As their concept was accepted the company grew, and they now manage the anesthesia departments of several office-based practices and ambulatory surgery centers. With the success of their staffing model the company explored new areas of practice in need of improvement. In 2013, they were instrumental in developing one of the first truly outpatient total joint replacement programs. Their model is now being adapted by surgery centers across the country.

Our Leadership

David Berkheimer, BSN, CRNA

- President and Chief Executive Officer

David Berkheimer is the senior Founding Principal of RemCare Anesthesia Solutions., LLC, a full-service anesthesia-staffing firm serving healthcare systems, ambulatory surgical centers, and office-based surgery centers throughout the United States and abroad.

David has spent two years on active duty in the United States Army. Serving as a soldier in Echo Company-Ribbon Bridge Battalion, First Infantry Division, Ft. Riley, Kansas. During his service with “The Big Red One”, he performed REFORGER missions to Europe in 1988 and received multiple service honors. He received an Honorable Discharge upon ETS of active enlisted duty in 1989.

David later rejoined the Army after successful completion of the STRAP Program for Nurse Anesthetists during his anesthesia education. After several years of service in the Army Reserves, he was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant in 2001, completing his second term in service to our country as both an enlisted soldier and a commissioned officer.

David has nearly twenty years of clinical nursing and anesthesia experience. His interest in anesthesia began in 1992 when he graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. He later attended the Altoona Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia.

Mr. Berkheimer has held the Chief CRNA position at a major community health system in Central Pennsylvania for over twelve years. His responsibilities include supervising multiple clinical sites and a staff of over thirty nurse anesthetists and support personnel. He is an active clinician, with significant experience in cardiothoracic, vascular, and neurosurgical anesthesia.

Mr. Berkheimer was instrumental in the development of a successful Cardiac Surgery Program at Bon Secours Holy Family Hospital in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 2002 and he has established several educational programs for nursing staff at two community hospitals in Central Pennsylvania. David has served as a clinical leader, liaison, and adjunct faculty to the University of Pittsburgh Nurse Anesthesia Program since 2004.

David is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists, Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society, and the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia.

He has a deep interest in athletics and has received numerous awards for his running skills throughout his life. In 2010, he successfully ran the Boston Marathon and has competed in numerous marathons throughout Pennsylvania.

James Woomer, MSN, CRNA

- Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

James Woomer is a Founding Principal of RemCare Anesthesia Solutions., LLC, a full-service anesthesia-staffing firm serving healthcare systems, ambulatory surgical centers, and office-based surgery centers throughout the United States and abroad.

James has nearly two decades of clinical, academic, and business experience in the healthcare industry. He began his nursing career in 1992 as a critical care nurse and has practiced clinical anesthesia since 2001. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh Nurse Anesthesia Program, where he received the Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Clinical and Didactic Achievement in December of 2000.

He served on the Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the largest state nurse anesthesia organization in the United States, from October 2005 to October 2010, and was Vice President of the association from 2009-2010. In February of 2010, he was appointed to the Panel of Experts of the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists.

Mr. Woomer has significant academic and clinical teaching experience in the nursing profession, serving as either active or adjunct faculty at the University of Pittsburgh’s Nurse Anesthesia Program since 2003. He received the Didactic Instructor of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists in 2007.

James is an active member of multiple professional societies, including the Medical Tourism Association, International Health Economics Association, International Society for Quality in Healthcare, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, American College of Healthcare Executives, American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Medical Group Management Association, Sigma Theta Tau, Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia, and the Society for Airway Management, and the Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society.

Mr. Woomer is a passionate student of World War II history and often spends time visiting and learning from World War II veterans in his community. He is a volunteer researcher for BentProp, an organization dedicated to the recovery, identification, and repatriation of the remains of missing American airmen lost in the Palau Islands during World War II. James also has a significant interest in Austrian Economics and is a tireless advocate for personal liberty.

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What We Do

RemCare Anesthesia Solutions is a full-service anesthesia staffing firm serving healthcare facilities throughout the United States and abroad.

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Who We Serve

  • Tertiary Care Centers
  • Community Hospitals
  • Rural Hospitals
  • Veteran’s Hospitals
  • Military Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Care Centers
  • Office-based Surgical Practices
  • Dental Offices

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Testimonials

"RemCare has given me exciting new opportunities in anesthesia. Originating in my hometown, RemCare has provided continued excellence in anesthesia care among the various hospitals. I'm so thrilled to be part of the agency for the last two years and I look forward to its evolution and its continued success. It is truly an honor to work for the owners of RemCare and I support their mission in the anesthesia community." - G.K., BSN, LNC, CRNA

"RemCare provides dependable, highly qualified nurse anesthetists to our organization when additional coverage is needed. We have been very pleased with the services provided to our patients. The nurse anesthetists employed by RemCare provide care, concern and attention to every detail during each case. I am impressed with the level of professionalism the staff of RemCare demonstrates." - A.R., MSN, RN, CGRN, Clinical Director, Allegheny Regional Endoscopy

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