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North American Partners in Anesthesia Partners With Virginia Eye Institute, Expands ASC Service Line in Richmond, VA

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - April 07, 2015) - North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the United States, recently announced its partnership with Virginia Eye Institute (VEI) located in Richmond, VA. NAPA will serve as the exclusive provider of anesthesia services at VEI's ambulatory surgery center (ASC), which provides ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat surgical services to adult and pediatric patients. The onsite, board-certified anesthesia team will be led by the site's Clinical Director, Daniel Osborne, MD.

"Today's patients are actively looking for health care facilities that meet their stringent requirements for safety, quality, efficiency and cost," said Dr. Rafael Cartagena, MD, Regional Director for NAPA. "To that end, NAPA continues to seek out partners like VEI, a high-quality surgical facility, with a strong reputation for delivering excellent care to its patients. Through our mutual dedication to meeting our patients' needs at the highest levels, we look forward to working with VEI to provide the Richmond community with an exceptional experience and the highest quality of service."

Bradley Smith, Chief Executive Officer for VEI, added, "In this complex health care environment, it is essential to continuously improve to enhance the patient experience. When selecting an anesthesia services partner, our practice's main focus was to seek out a group that shared this principle. NAPA's substantial emphasis on research, technological advancements, education and quality initiatives accompanied by their proven results will enable us to do so, benefitting our patients through improved outcomes and satisfaction levels."

This partnership further highlights NAPA's flourishing relationships in the Richmond, VA. NAPA currently serves Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Parham Doctors' Hospital, Retreat Doctors' Hospital, and Southside Regional Medical Center in addition to five ambulatory surgery centers in the Richmond metropolitan area.

About North American Partners in Anesthesia
Founded in 1986, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is the leading single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States. NAPA is comprised of the most respected clinical staff, providing thousands of patients with superior and attentive care. The company is known for partnering with hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation to provide anesthesia services and perioperative leadership that maximize operating room performance, enhance revenue, and demonstrate consistent patient and surgeon satisfaction ratings. For more information, please visit www.NAPAanesthesia.com.

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