Michael P. Friguletto Named President at U.S. Anesthesia Partners

Newly created leadership position to focus on operational excellence

michael frigulettoFort Lauderdale, Florida - September 10, 2015 - U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Inc. (USAP) today announced Mike Friguletto is joining its leadership team in the newly created role of President.

"I am very pleased to announce that Mike has joined USAP as our President.  His extensive experience at IT enabled healthcare companies and leadership skills, especially in the areas of continuous process improvement, project and change management and people development will be very helpful as USAP continues to evolve from a highly successful startup into a world-class clinical operating organization" said Kris Bratberg, CEO of USAP.

Mike Friguletto brings to USAP over 25 years of diverse management and operational experience.  He was recently the President of Healthtronics IT Solutions, a technology-enabled urology practice management and analytics company.  Prior to Healthtronics, he spent 24 years at GE where he excelled in a wide range of operational leadership roles, including running multiple large business units in healthcare technology and financial services.  Mike earned a BS from Siena College and a Masters of Information Technology from Virginia Tech.

"I am thrilled to join USAP," said Mike Friguletto. "I look forward to working with Kris and the team and our physician partners to enhance the level of care provided to patients and the hospitals we serve.  The mission of USAP and the physician partnership model is very compelling."

About USAP

USAP is a physician-services organization that is dedicated to providing high-quality anesthesia services. USAP partners with leading physician groups and provides the capital resources, infrastructure and business expertise needed to position them for continued growth and success in their markets. USAP's physician partners maintain governance of their practice and collectively own more than fifty percent of USAP.

USAP-affiliated physician groups share operational and clinical best practices helping to facilitate the delivery of consistent, quality services for patients, surgeons, facilities and payers. USAP's more than 1,700 anesthesia providers serve healthcare facilities in Florida, Texas and Colorado. USAP's capital partner is Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, an investment firm with significant experience investing in and building leading healthcare companies.  Visit www.usap.com to learn more.


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