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December 28, 2016

MedStream Named One of Grant Thornton North Carolina 100 Companies for 2016

For the first time since MedStream was founded in 2006, we have been named one of the largest privately held businesses in North Carolina as recognized by the 2016 NC100.  Inclusion in this list is a testament to MedStream's enduring partnerships and impressive growth since starting operations 10 years ago.  

President and founder Dr. Ken Ellington remarked, "This achievement reflects MedStream's commitment to sustainable partnership with our hospital and surgery center clients through implementation of an effective, scalable service model."  Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Doug Ellington affirmed, "I'm proud to work with the anesthesiologists and CRNAs who share this success with us.  They consistently reinforce our company's reputation for delivering customized anesthesia solutions, thereby helping foster the growth MedStream has enjoyed."

About MedStream
MedStream is a rapidly growing, privately-owned anesthesia practice management company based in Asheville, North Carolina.  Dr. Ken Ellington and his brother, Doug Ellington, established the company in 2006 as an extension of Ken's successful anesthesia consulting practice.  In the ensuing ten years, the MedStream client base has grown to over 40 partner hospitals and surgery centers across the southeast, as well as Hawaii.  The firm comprises nearly 400 physicians and nurse anesthetists and over 50 corporate employees based in Asheville and other locations.  MedStream possesses best-in-class capabilities to meet clinical, operational and financial challenges, ensuring excellence through optimized patient care and responsible fiscal performance.  For more information visit
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MedStream ensures excellence through anesthesia management to improve patient care and optimize financial performance. We deliver the clinical, operational and financial capability few anesthesia practice management firms can offer.

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