NorthStar Anesthesia, a national anesthesia provider, has acquired Continental Anesthesia, the largest multisystem anesthesia provider in the Chicago region, with 17 facilities. The agreement allows NorthStar to expand its presence in Illinois, where it currently serves two facilities, and increase its number of providers nationwide to 1,700 anesthesiologists and CRNAs, serving more than 180 facilities in 20 states.

“We are excited about the collaboration with Continental Anesthesia,” said NorthStar CEO Chris Riopelle. “Like us, Continental Anesthesia has experience serving multifacility systems and is dedicated to maintaining the highest quality of care for our patients, as well as the highest level of service to our surgeons and hospital partners.”

“Both organizations are committed to the highest quality of patient care and customizing partnerships based on the hospital or [ambulatory service center’s] unique needs,” said Antonio Abrego, MD, president of Continental. “That collaboration, along with the experience the NorthStar leadership and their caregiver teams bring, are why we are very excited about joining what we believe will become the greatest anesthesia care community in the country.”

For more information, visit the NorthStar website.