Northwest Anesthesia Joins U.S. Anesthesia Partners

Oklahoma City-Dec. 1, 2017 --U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Inc. (USAP), the nation’s leading anesthesia-focused physician services organization, today announced that one of Oklahoma’s leading anesthesia practices, Northwest Anesthesia, has joined USAP and will be known as USAP Oklahoma.

“We are excited to become a part of US Anesthesia Partners,” said Heath Higgins, MD, Northwest Anesthesia. “USAP’s commitment to patients, its data-driven quality culture, and its business infrastructure and expertise will help us continue to provide outstanding service to patients in Oklahoma,” he said.  

USAP President Mike Friguletto said: “We are building a unique anesthesia organization and premier practices are seeking a single-specialty partner that can provide them with the support, expertise and infrastructure needed to succeed in this demanding health care environment.  Through their partnership with USAP, Northwest Anesthesia will retain local control over their clinical governance and operations, and continue to provide quality, patient-focused perioperative care services to the surgeons, facilities and communities they serve in Oklahoma.”

About U.S. Anesthesia Partners
USAP is a physician-services organization dedicated to providing high-quality anesthesia services. USAP’s partners with high quality groups of anesthesiologists, providing the capital resources, infrastructure and business expertise needed to position them for continued success. USAP’s physician partners maintain clinical governance of their practices and collectively are the largest shareholders in USAP.

USAP’s affiliated physician groups share operational and clinical best practices, helping to facilitate the delivery of consistent, high quality services for patients, surgeons, facilities and payers. The company’s approximately 3,500 team members serve healthcare communities in Florida, Texas, Colorado, Nevada and Washington. USAP’s capital partners are Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe; Berkshire Partners; and GIC. All three are investment firms with significant experience investing in and building leading healthcare companies.

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