Envision Healthcare’s Physician Services Business Acquires Desert Mountain Consultants in Anesthesia, Inc.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (December 13, 2016) – The Physician Services business of Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) has further expanded its anesthesia specialty and its footprint in Phoenix, Arizona, through the acquisition of Desert Mountain Consultants in Anesthesia, Inc.  The group’s 14 physicians provide anesthesia services at HonorHealth’s John C. Lincoln Medical Center and Deer Valley Medical Center, as well as several ambulatory surgery centers.

Dr. Mark Wix, MD, President of Desert Mountain Consultants, commented, “We are excited to partner with Envision and move into the next chapter of our future.  With healthcare continuing to evolve, we feel that adding the right strategic partner will allow us to focus on patient care and put our practice in position to succeed for the long term.”

Robert J. Coward, President of Envision’s Physician Services business, noted, “Desert Mountain Consultants is a premier practice in Maricopa County, and this new partnership provides a natural extension of Envision’s existing anesthesia and other multi-specialty offerings in the greater Phoenix area.  Having physicians effectively work and grow together has always been a core part of our mission and is a critical component in collaborating with our hospital partners to create high-performing clinical networks for the benefit of their patients and the communities in which they reside.”

About Envision Healthcare Corporation

Envision Healthcare Corporation is a leading provider of physician-led services, ambulatory surgery center management, post-acute care and medical transportation.  Physician-led services encompass providers at 780 hospitals in 45 states and include leadership positions in emergency department and hospitalist services, anesthesiology, radiology, and women’s / children’s services, as well as offerings in general surgery and office-based medicine.  As a market leader in ambulatory surgical care, the company owns and operates 260 surgery centers and one surgical hospital in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with medical specialties ranging from gastroenterology to ophthalmology and orthopedics.  Post-acute care is delivered through anarray of clinical professionals and integrated technologies designed to contribute to efficient and effective population health management strategies.  As a leader in healthcare transportation services, the company operates in 39 states and the District of Columbia.  In total, the company offers a differentiated suite of clinical solutions on a national scale, creating value for health systems, payors, providers and patients.  For additional information, visit www.evhc.net

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