(276) 694-8624

The Department of Anesthesia offers a full range of anasthetic techniques to improve outcomes, shorten lengths of hospital stay, and increase patient comfort. It is our mission to provide timely and efficient care while focusing on the unique medical needs of each individual patient. Our certified registered nurse anesthetists are dedicated to providing the hightest quality patient care with a special emphasis on patient safety and satisfaction.

If you are a patient undergoing an outpatient procedure our involvement with your care begins during the presurgical screening process and continues from when you enter the preoperative area until you are discharged from the recovery room. We are present throughout your surgical procedure and strive to make every minute of our interaction count. If you require anesthesia care as an inpatient we follow your progress throughout your stay and provide consultation as needed. Your safety and comfort are our priority.

  • Services available:
  • General Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • - Spinal
  • - Epidural
  • - Upper and Lower extremities
  • Monitored Anesthesia Care (continuous monitoring, often with sedation)
  • Central and Peripheral Venous Access
  • - PIC, PICC, and JACC placement for long term IV therapy
  • Acute Pain Management
  • - Peripheral nerve blockade

If you have any questions concerning anesthesia care at Pioneer you can direct them to Peter D. DeForest, CRNA, DNAP - Director of Anesthesia. Dr. DeForest can be reached by phone at (276) 694-8624 or email to