Rapid anesthesia M&A activity in 2014: A recap

Anesthesia group mergers and acquisition activity has been in full swing in 2014. Here are 22 transactions that occurred so far this year, divided by acquiring company.

MEDNAX

1. MEDNAX acquired Associated Anesthesiologists of Joliet (Ill.), a private physician group practice, and its related entities — Madison Avenue Anesthesia Placement Services, Crawford Avenue Anesthesia Placement Services and Pain Centers of Chicago.

2. MEDNAX acquired Millburn, N.J.-based Anesthesia and Pain Management Group, a private physician group practice.

3. MEDNAX acquired Kingston, N.Y.-based Cross River Anesthesiologist Services.

4. MEDNAX acquired Fredericksburg (Va.) Anesthesia Associates.

5. MEDNAX acquired Physicians Anesthesia Associates, a practice based in Baltimore.

6. MEDNAX acquired Grand Blanc, Mich.-based Great Lakes Anesthesia Associates.

7. MEDNAX acquired Summit (N.J.) Anesthesia Associates.

North American Partners in Anesthesia

8. NAPA added Newton (N.J.) Anesthesia Associates.

9. NAPA merged with FOAA Anesthesia Services.

10. NAPA announced a strategic alliance with Bollingbrook, Ill.-based Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians.

Sheridan Healthcare

11. Sheridan Healthcare affiliated with Greater Florida Anesthesiologists in Clearwater.

12. Sheridan Healthcare acquired San Ramon, Calif.-based Medical Anesthesia Consultants Medical Group, a perioperative care provider and independent anesthesia group.

13. Sheridan Healthcare affiliated with Freehold, N.J.-based Liberty Anesthesia.

U.S. Anesthesia Partners

14. Dallas-based Pinnacle Anesthesia and Orlando-based JLR Medical Group announced that they will join Greater Houston Anesthesiology as founding partners in U.S. Anesthesia Partners, an anesthesia-focused physician services organization.

15. U.S. Anesthesia Partners partnered with a group of around 30 anesthesia providers serving the Northeast Houston market.

TeamHealth

16. TeamHealth acquired Omaha-based Professional Anesthesia Services.

17. TeamHealth acquired Orlando-based Wolverine Anesthesia Consultants.

18. TeamHealth acquired the operations of Tampa-based Florida Gulf-to-Bay Anesthesiology Associates.

Independent groups

19. Resolute Anesthesia and Pain Solutions acquired Perth Amboy (N.J.) Anesthesiology and St. Lucie Anesthesia Associates in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

20. Hartford Anesthesiology Associates in East Hartford, Conn., and Medical Anesthesiology Associates in Shelton, Conn., combined to form Integrated Anesthesia Associates, effective July 1.

21. NorthStar Anesthesia acquired Mount Airy, Md.-based Anesthesia Concepts, a company focusing on anesthesia services for ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals.

22. PhyMed Health Group physician-owned company comprised of anesthesia, pain management and critical care professionals, announced that Lebanon (Pa.) Anesthesia Associates has joined the PhyMed network of physician-owned anesthesia practices.

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