NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 4, 2016) – Sheridan, the Physician Services division of AmSurg Corp. (NASDAQ: AMSG), has further expanded its anesthesiology services business through the acquisition of North Florida Anesthesia Consultants, Inc. The group is comprised of over 70 physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologist assistants, who provide services to 18 facilities in Florida. The group delivers both inpatient and outpatient anesthesia services, predominantly at Ascension Health’s St. Vincent’s hospitals and Hospital Corporation of America’s surgery centers in Jacksonville, among other facilities. The acquisition serves to establish Physician Services’ presence in Jacksonville and the greater northeast Florida market.
Dr. Kevin Donovan, CEO and President of North Florida Anesthesia Consultants, commented, “For more than 25 years, North Florida Anesthesia Consultants has provided excellent care to the patients of northeast Florida. We have conducted a multi-year process to choose a strategic partner to help meet the challenges of a changing U.S. healthcare market. After a thorough search, we selected Sheridan as the strategic partner we felt would best position us to continue our tradition of excellence, preserve the culture of our group and help us thrive in this challenging market.”
Robert J. Coward, President of Physician Services, noted, “Sheridan’s acquisition of North Florida Anesthesia Consultants represents our first significant expansion into the greater Jacksonville market. We are proud that this outstanding group of clinicians has chosen Sheridan as its partner in delivering excellent patient care and outstanding service to client hospitals and ASCs.”
AmSurg’s Ambulatory Services Division acquires, develops and operates ambulatory surgery centers in partnership with physicians throughout the U.S. AmSurg’s Physician Services Division, Sheridan, provides outsourced physician services in multiple specialties to hospitals, ASCs and other healthcare facilities throughout the U.S., primarily in the areas of anesthesiology, radiology, children’s services and emergency medicine. Through these businesses as of December 31, 2015, AmSurg owned and operated 257 ASCs and one surgical hospital in 34 states and the District of Columbia and provided physician services to more than 450 healthcare facilities in 29 states. AmSurg has partnerships with, or employs, over 5,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals in 38 states and the District of Columbia.