NorthStar Anesthesia Acquires Anesthesia Staffing Consultants, Expands to nearly 150 facilities nationwide

Aug 13, 2015, 10:42 ET from NorthStar Anesthesia

DALLAS, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthStar Anesthesia, one of the country's leading anesthesia care companies, announced today that it has acquired Anesthesia Staffing Consultants (ASC), a Detroit-based anesthesia management company with more than 30 locations across Michigan.

With this acquisition, NorthStar expands its footprint in the Midwest and increases its team of anesthesiologists and CRNAs to more than 1,600 providers caring for patients at nearly 150 facilities in 19 states.

"We're excited for ASC and NorthStar to join forces," said NorthStar CEO Chris Riopelle. "ASC shares our dedication to improving clinical operations while reducing cost and providing the highest quality of care for our patients. We have no doubt that together we will continue to improve anesthesia services for our surgeons, hospital and ambulatory surgery center partners. "

Paul Santoro, CEO and founder of ASC, added, "This is a great opportunity for both organizations. Our clients will benefit from the same local look, feel and customer service for which ASC is known, while enjoying the benefits of a larger organization. I have found that NorthStar's, commitment to quality and desire to grow are a perfect fit for our team. Both organizations have a wealth of experience, and I am thrilled about expanding our business together." 

Riopelle stated, "NorthStar is continuing to build the greatest anesthesia care community in America. Working together with ASC is another step in that direction."

About NorthStar Anesthesia
NorthStar Anesthesia is a community of caregivers, founded by an anesthesiologist and a CRNA. NorthStar partners with hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) nationwide to deliver a more productive and efficient model of anesthesia care. Its care team approach focuses on the provision of high quality while measurably improving operating room performance. This approach attracted a majority investment from TPG Growth in 2013 and established NorthStar as one of the most successful and fastest growing anesthesia care companies in America. NorthStar currently operates in 19 states with nearly 150 facilities. For more information, visit

About TPG Growth
TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global private investment firm. With over $7 billion of assets under management, TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies. The firm is backed by the resources of TPG, which has over $75 billion of assets under management. TPG has a long history of investments in healthcare including Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Biomet, Evolent Health, IASIS Healthcare, Healthscope Limited, Sutures India Pvt Ltd, Surgical Care Affiliates, IMS Health, Access Clinical Partners, Biomet, Envision Pharmaceutical, Quintiles Transnational, Oxford Health Plans and IMDSoft, among others. TPG Growth has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, China and India. For more information, visit

About Anesthesia Staffing Consultants
Anesthesia Staffing Consultants, Inc. is a full service Joint Commission certified anesthesia management firm employing anesthesiologists and CRNAs, servicing over 30 facilities.  Since 1991, ASC has pioneered numerous innovations in anesthesia practice management including proprietary practice management software and flexible staffing practices designed to optimize staffing efficiency.  Complementing its longstanding client and employee loyalty, is ASCs recognition as an Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for the Great Lakes Region, Michigan Top 50 Company and Becker's ASC Review Top 100 Health Care Company. 


SOURCE NorthStar Anesthesia