This Won’t Hurt a Bit: The Anesthesiologist Who Is Putting You Under May Work for a Private-Equity Firm

October 10, 2022

(NBC News) – The nonprofit, acute care hospital then formed a new anesthesiology department of its own, hiring the clinicians who had previously worked for NAPA, and, in July, filed a lawsuit against NAPA. The company’s severe understaffing put its own profits ahead of the hospital’s patients, Cooperman Barnabas alleged, adding that the company’s “entire business structure should be scrutinized, because New Jersey laws and regulations preclude corporations from exercising clinical control over health care decisions.” NAPA’s practices have drawn complaints and generated litigation from other hospitals in recent years. (Read More)