NorthStar Anesthesia, one of the country’s leading anesthesia care companies, announced today that it has been selected by Baptist Health Paducah, based in Paducah, Kentucky, to manage their anesthesia services. NorthStar’s team will include many providers already serving Baptist Health Paducah, including three anesthesiologists and 19 nurse anesthetists with combined local experience of 250 years.
“NorthStar is a proven anesthesia care company focused on meeting our surgeons’ needs and upholding the quality of patient care,” said William A. Brown, Baptist Health Paducah president. “This will allow us to grow to meet the needs of our community.”
“NorthStar is excited to partner with Baptist Health Paducah and expand our presence in Kentucky,” added NorthStar CEO Chris Riopelle. “We will continue to focus on providing the best patient care as we grow to become the greatest anesthesia care community in America.”
About Baptist Health Paducah
Baptist Health Paducah is a regional medical and referral center, serving about 200,000 patients a year from four states. With more than 1,700 employees and 260 physicians, it offers a full range of services, including cardiac and cancer care, diagnostic imaging, women’s and children’s services, surgery, emergency treatment, rehabilitation and more. It has the region’s first heart center and accredited chest pain center, as well as the only certified stroke center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It opened in 1953 as Western Baptist Hospital and changed its name in early 2013, along with other facilities in Baptist Health, one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in Kentucky. For information, see BaptistHealthPaducah.com.
About NorthStar Anesthesia
NorthStar Anesthesia is a company 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. For more information, visit www.northstaranesthesia.com