U.S. Anesthesia Partners (USAP) cast a wider net - adding 2 more founding partners in January, 2014. USAP, formed in 2012, by healthcare private equity firm, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe is a single-specialty physician services organization. The new partners include Pinnacle Anesthesia (Dallas, TX) and JLR Medical Group (Orlando, FL) who join Greater Houston Anesthesiology (GHA). The three groups cover more than 1000 anesthesiologists. >>Read more According to USAP President and CEO, Kris Bratberg:
"USAP’s growth strategy is to invest in and partner with the nation’s leading anesthesia groups, positioning them for continued success and growth in a dynamic healthcare environment.”
The New Year also saw several regional anesthesia groups merge to form ONE Anesthesia. ONE, a management services organization (MSO), will provide management infrastructure, leadership, enhanced IT support to better meet the needs of patients and health system partners. The merger included Williams and Wagner, PSC; Anesthesia Associates of Louisville, PSC; Anesthesia Associates of Clark County, PSC and Southern Indiana Anesthesia Consultants, LLC.