CRH Medical and a group of physicians opened Western Carolina Anesthesia Associates in Hickory, N.C., Oct. 1.
The practice provides anesthesia services to a single ASC in the state.
CRH owns a 15 percent stake in the practice. It is the second de novo expansion the company has completed in 2020. CRH has a presence at 10 ASCs in North Carolina.
Jay Kreger, CRH Anesthesia president, said the company expects to increase its ownership stake in the joint venture as it matures.