Ascentist ENT, Otologic Center merge


Lee's Summit, Mo.-based Ascentist Ear, Nose and Throat merged with Kansas City, Mo.-based Otologic Center, according to a Nov. 18 press release.

The transaction expands Ascentist's position as the largest ENT practice in the Kansas City area, the release said. The Otologic Center, now a division of Ascentist, will continue practicing under its current name and location.

Ascentist will serve 13 local hospitals and five rural hospitals from 16 locations in the region, the release said. The combined practice will have more than 146 employees, 20 ENTs and 17 audiologists who conduct more than 75,000 patient visits each year.

"Our groups share a mission to provide the highest-quality, patient-focused care to Kansas, Missouri, and the Greater Kansas City area," Robert Cullen, MD, partner of the Otologic Center, said in the release. "The merger with Ascentist Ear, Nose and Throat allows us to partner with our ENT colleagues to provide the very best, comprehensive care to adult and pediatric patients with ear, hearing, balance and skull base disorders, now and in the future. We couldn't be more pleased."

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