Since August, Becker's ASC Review has covered four partnerships and contracts involving anesthesia and pain management physicians.
Phoenix-based Arizona Heart Anesthesia joined National Partners in Healthcare. Arizona Heart Anesthesia will retain full practice autonomy and control over day-to-day operations as an NPH partner.
Cincinnati-based Mercy Health West Hospital named Seven Hills Anesthesia its surgical sedation and related perioperative services provider. SHA is the largest privately owned independent anesthesia practice in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana, with 70 physicians and 175-plus CRNAs.
Clearway Pain Solutions merged with KureSmart Pain Management, creating one of the country's largest practices devoted to integrated pain solutions. Together, Clearway and KureSmart comprise 37 physicians and 46 clinical practitioners across 36 locations in five states: Maryland, Florida, Alabama, Delaware and Michigan.
Melville, N.Y.-based North American Partners in Anesthesia began providing anesthesia services to Putnam, Conn.-based Day Kimball Hospital beginning this September.