North American Partners in Anesthesia Joins Forces with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Enhancing Anesthesia Services

(NIAGARA FALLS, NY) – Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) is pleased to announce its partnership with North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) to provide comprehensive anesthesia services to the Greater Niagara Community. This collaboration began June 1, and unites NFMMC, a renowned regional medical center known for exceptional patient care, with NAPA, a trusted provider of anesthesia services.

NFMMC is a regional medical center and community-focused organization, known for its state-designated stroke center, range of surgical services, and extensive inpatient and outpatient treatment options. This 171-bed regional medical center invests in innovative community health advocacy efforts and partnerships.

NAPA brings nearly 40 years of experience focused solely on anesthesia. While providing care locally, NAPA is supported by a national infrastructure of resources, tools, and collaboration across hundreds of healthcare facilities in 21 states. Together, the network of nearly 6,000 clinicians shapes best practices for anesthesia and pain management.

Joseph A. Ruffolo, president and CEO of Niagara Falls Memorial, said, “Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has a long reputation for providing outstanding healthcare services locally. This partnership reinforces our commitment to continually improve patient care and provide innovation and stability for our community.”

Sheldon Newman, MD, NAPA’s Regional Vice President of Clinical Services, said, “We are thrilled to begin services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, bringing our data analytics and award-winning quality capabilities. As a single-specialty, clinician-led organization, NAPA focuses on supporting our anesthesia clinicians so they can focus on delivering clinical excellence to their patients. With consultative support for our clients and flexibility for our anesthesia teams, we are proud to remain a nationally recognized provider of essential anesthesia services.”

The partnership between Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and North American Partners in Anesthesia represents a significant milestone in enhancing anesthesia services within the community. By joining forces, NFMMC and NAPA are poised to elevate the standard of patient care and foster continued excellence in anesthesia services.


As a clinician-led organization, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is redefining healthcare, delivering unsurpassed excellence to its partners and patients every day. NAPA has grown to become the nation’s leading single-specialty anesthesia and pain management company. Nearly 6,000 clinicians serve over 2 million patients annually at nearly 450 healthcare facilities in 21 states. For more information, please visit NAPAanesthesia.com.


Founded in 1895, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) has a long tradition of serving the Niagara community. NFMMC’s hospital and primary stroke program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, and its primary care network is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Memorial’s inpatient services include a cardiac/stroke unit, a medical–surgical unit, an ICU, a Labor and Delivery unit, and an Adult Inpatient Psychiatry unit, the only one of its kind in Niagara County. Memorial serves as a Center for Community Health by operating five primary care centers, a large outpatient adult mental health clinic, a Health Home, and several innovative community-based services.   Thanks to a partnership with Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, and Erie County Medical Center, NFMMC operates the only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County. Memorial is also home to the Golisano Medical Oncology Center, which operates in collaboration with Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center.

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