IRVING, Texas and ATLANTA, Ga.—NorthStar Anesthesia, a leader in anesthesia care, and EyeSouth Partners, a surgically-focused ophthalmology managed service organization, announced that they have expanded their partnership to pair NorthStar's anesthesia services with five additional EyeSouth ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) across the U.S. NorthStar and EyeSouth first partnered in 2023 at an EyeSouth surgery center in Florida and grew to two additional centers in Ohio that same year, according to the announcement. In deepening this partnership, NorthStar will expand its services to five additional EyeSouth centers located in Cincinnati, Chicago and Atlanta, the companies said.

"EyeSouth Partners is dedicated to partnering with premier health care providers such as NorthStar to ensure our affiliate practices consistently deliver exceptional patient outcomes within their communities," said Eugene Gabianelli, MD, co-founder and chief medical officer of EyeSouth Partners. "We look forward to expanding our collaboration with NorthStar and setting new benchmarks for high-quality ophthalmic care."

"We're excited to continue growing our partnership with EyeSouth, which shares our values of putting patient care first, operating for the long term, and providing clinicians with a rewarding place to work within a national network of health care professionals deeply rooted in their local communities," added NorthStar Anesthesia CEO Adam Spiegel.

Under the expanded partnership, NorthStar's anesthesiology providers will work alongside EyeSouth's existing affiliate ophthalmologists at these partnered locations, the announcement said, becoming fully integrated members of EyeSouth's patient care teams, just as NorthStar does with health systems and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) across the country.

EyeSouth's affiliate network consists of more than 300 doctors providing medical and surgical eyecare services at more than 180 locations throughout Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Illinois, North Carolina and South Carolina, the announcement said. EyeSouth is backed by Olympus Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity firm.