On April 2, AMSURG celebrates its 25th anniversary, marking a quarter century of innovative care as the industry leader in ambulatory surgery center (ASC) management. From the company’s humble conception as an idea sketched out on an iced tea napkin, AMSURG has since grown to incorporate 260 surgery center locations in 35 states and partnerships with more than 2,000 physicians across the country.
As true believers in a consensus management model, our success has been built around equal representation from our physician partners in center governance. This physician buy-in has uniquely positioned AMSURG to be a company built with physicians for physicians. The company’s insistence on collaboration and trust extends from the culture at our corporate offices to our ASC partners around the nation.
AMSURG not only originated the premier physician partnership model, we continue to deliver innovations in surgery center operations today. Specializing in gastroenterology, ophthalmology and multi-specialty centers, AMSURG partners have performed over 12 million procedures in the past 10 years. Seven years ago, AMSURG launched its first consumer-facing awareness campaign, StopColonCancerNow, to raise colon cancer awareness and drive participation rates for screenings. The success of StopColonCancerNow has led to AMSURG’s YourSightMatters and MoreThanHeartBurn campaigns in recent years.
As AMSURG looks back on its 25-year history in the ASC industry, it also looks forward to continue delivering innovations for an even broader scope of health systems and patients around the country. In 2016, AMSURG’s merger with Envision Healthcare created the nation’s leading physician services provider and added population health management and medical transportation services to its expansive portfolio.
With Envision Healthcare’s diverse suite of clinical solutions to support health systems, communities and payors, AMSURG is uniquely situated to extend its legacy of consistency and innovation in an ever-changing healthcare marketplace.