U.S. Anesthesia Partners Hires Healthcare Investment Banking Veteran Michael Holland as New Chief Development Officer

Michael Holland Brings Significant Transactional Experience to High-Growth Physician Services Organization

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Apr. 16, 2014 – U.S. Anesthesia Partners (“USAP”), an anesthesia-focused physician services organization, today announced Michael Holland recently joined the organization as its Chief Development Officer.   Mr. Holland brings to USAP 15 years of experience executing mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and other similar transactions, including a specific focus in the healthcare sector for the better part of the last decade.

“We are very pleased to have Michael join our team,” said USAP CEO Kris Bratberg.  “Michael brings a significant amount of healthcare deal experience to our organization.  Prior to investment banking, he started his career in New York as a corporate attorney, which will also serve him well in his new role leading all of our acquisition related growth activities.”

Prior to joining USAP, Mr. Holland most recently held the position of Executive Director, Healthcare Investment Banking at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.   Prior to that he was an investment banker with JPMorgan Chase, as well as a lawyer with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.

“In a little over a year, USAP has invested in three of the largest and most respected anesthesia practices in the nation, and has emerged as a leader in anesthesia,” adds Mr. Holland.  “I believe our unique partnership model will continue to attract the highest quality anesthesia practices and I look forward to engaging with the leaders of these groups to bring them into our organization.”

About U.S. Anesthesia Partners

U.S. Anesthesia Partners is a single-specialty physician services organization that offers practice management services to anesthesiologists. USAP identifies and collaborates with leading, quality groups of anesthesiologists who seek a strategic partner with the capital resources and expertise to invest in their practice support infrastructure, and position them for continued success and growth within their markets.

USAP’s financial sponsor is Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.  Its founding practices include Greater Houston Anesthesiology, Pinnacle Anesthesia, and JLR Medical Group.  Key elements of USAP’s business model are its single-specialty focus, ability to offer anesthesiologists equity ownership in USAP and its clinical governance structure which allows its physician partners to maintain control over their clinical practices.