NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 1, 2015) – Sheridan, the Physician Services Division of AmSurg Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSG), is further expanding its anesthesiology services business through the acquisition of Halifax Anesthesiology Associates, P.A., which provides anesthesia services for Halifax Hospital Medical Center facilities in the Daytona Beach, Florida, market.  The practice has a staff of eight physicians and 23 certified registered nurse anesthetists and further strengthens Physician Services’ presence on the east coast of Florida.

Dr. Derrick Payne, Managing Director of Halifax Anesthesiology, commented, “Partnering with Sheridan provides us access to an unmatched infrastructure and knowledge base, which in turn helps our providers remain focused on patient care in the evolving healthcare environment.  We are excited to partner with Sheridan in pursuit of our goal to provide the highest quality care in the market.”

Robert J. Coward, President of Physician Services, noted, “We are proud that Halifax Anesthesia has selected Sheridan as its partner.  As the healthcare environment becomes more complex and challenging, practices are increasingly turning to Sheridan for our deep operational experience in anesthesia and the tools we provide to drive performance.”

About AmSurg and Sheridan:

AmSurg Corp.’s Ambulatory Services Division acquires, develops and operates ambulatory surgery centers in partnership with physician practice groups throughout the U.S. AmSurg’s Physician Services Division, Sheridan, provides outsourced physician services in multiple specialties to hospitals, ASCs and other healthcare facilities, primarily in the areas of anesthesiology, children’s services, emergency medicine and radiology. Through these businesses as of December 31, 2014, AmSurg owned and operated 246 ASCs in 34 states and provides physician services to more than 320 healthcare facilities in 24 states, employing more than 2,800 physicians and other healthcare professionals.